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New Police Reports Surface Against Fired Ohio State Coach Zach Smith

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

GLENDALE, AZ - JANUARY 01: Head coach Urban Meyer of the Ohio State Buckeyes on the sidelines during the BattleFrog Fiesta Bowl against the Notre Dame Fighting Irish at University of Phoenix Stadium on January 1, 2016 in Glendale, Arizona. (Photo by Christian Petersen/Getty Images)

New police reports have surfaced regarding allegations made against now-fired Ohio State wide receivers coach Zach Smith, whom Urban Meyer decided to fire on Monday night.

These police reports are regarding allegations made in 2015. Meyer had stated that he was aware of allegations made against Smith in 2009 and was aware of the charges filed against him earlier this year.

Eleven Warriors has tweeted out the news of the 2015 reports.

"Just in: Powell PD released reports from two incidents in 2015 with Courtney Carano Smith listed as victim. The suspect is redacted," they report.

Meyer had previously discussed the 2015 claims, saying there was nothing to them. It turns out there might have been some kind of issue with the records when Ohio State inquired about them. "When asked about those records, Urban Meyer said he wasn't aware of incidents in 2015. He had staffers call the Powell PD yesterday and was told they had no records of those incidents. It's unclear why the police couldn't find them until 20 minutes after Meyer spoke to reporters," ESPN college football reporter Dan Murphy tweeted.

This is a complicated story and it doesn't appear that we're going to know all of the details until a later time, if ever.