A new report from college football insider Brett McMurphy has revealed some of the details of the contracts/raises now-fired assistant coach Zach Smith received during his time at Ohio State under Urban Meyer.
According to the new report, Smith, who was fired earlier this summer, received a much-smaller raise following the 2015 season than he did in other years.
McMurphy's bombshell report last week revealed 2015 domestic violence accusations against Smith.
Zach Smith’s annual base salary only increased $6,600 – by far the lowest annual raise of his career – following the 2015 season, the year he was investigated for domestic violence and felonious assault against Courtney Smith.
The $6,600 increase was the lowest in his six-year career at Ohio State, according to documents provided by the school.
By contrast, he received his largest raises of his career the season before the domestic violence investigations - $50,000 before the 2015 season – and also the year after the investigations - $73,400 before the 2017 season.
It's unclear, of course, if the smaller raise had anything to do with the domestic violence accusations against Smith in 2015.
McMurphy also reports that "personal matters" were listed under the "work on" section of a 2017 performance review.
You can view the full report here.
Urban Meyer, meanwhile, remains on paid administrative leave. Ohio State announced on Sunday night that the investigation is expected to be completed in two weeks. Stay tuned.