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New Details Are Emerging From Ohio State's Urban Meyer Investigation

A closeup of Urban Meyer during an Ohio State football game.

NEW ORLEANS, LA - JANUARY 01: Head coach Urban Meyer of the Ohio State Buckeyes looks on prior to the All State Sugar Bowl against the Alabama Crimson Tide at the Mercedes-Benz Superdome on January 1, 2015 in New Orleans, Louisiana. (Photo by Kevin C. Cox/Getty Images)

Details are emerging from Ohio State's investigation into head coach Urban Meyer and his handling of domestic violence allegations against now-fired assistant coach Zach Smith following today's news.

Ohio State announced this afternoon that its Board of Trustees is being briefed by the investigative committee today. The BOT will then meet on Wednesday morning. A decision on Meyer could come then.

The Ohio State University Board of Trustees will meet at 9 a.m. on Wednesday, Aug. 22, to discuss personnel matters related to the investigation involving Urban Meyer. The meeting will be held at Longaberger Alumni House, 2200 Olentangy River Road. In keeping with Ohio open meetings law, the meeting will be convened in public session before entering executive session for the entirety of the personnel matters discussion.

The investigative team will verbally share its findings to the board today in an informational briefing. The board will not deliberate or discuss any public business or make any decisions today based on the information presented during the session. Today’s briefing is to ensure that board members are adequately prepared to discuss this matter at Wednesday’s meeting.

Yahoo! Sports' Pete Thamel, who first reported news of the Board of Trustees meeting, had an update on the Urban Meyer investigation this afternoon.

The investigation was reportedly incredibly thorough and expansive.

From the report:

There was a cynical notion on the outside when Ohio State announced the investigation that it would be a whitewash that nudges Meyer back to the sideline as soon as possible. The reality has been quite the opposite, according to multiple sources.

The Ohio Attorney General reportedly set a budget of $500,000 for the New York City law firm, Debevoise & Plimpton LLP, that’s handling the investigation from the outside. They are not to receive more than $1,620 per hour, according to the Columbus Dispatch.

According to sources familiar with the investigation, it’s become increasingly clear as the investigation has unfolded that it has been rigorous and meticulous. Sources told Yahoo Sports the interviews have spanned different departments, and included checking cell phone records, email correspondence and conducting multiple interviews with multiple parties over the two weeks.

What does this mean for Meyer? That is unclear.

But we're going to find out soon. An official announcement on an Urban Meyer punishment (or non-punishment) could come on Wednesday.