Ohio State announced on Sunday night an update to the investigation into Urban Meyer and the Buckeyes’ football program regarding the handling of domestic violence allegations against former assistant coach Zach Smith.
It also included one pretty telling line that gives us an idea of what Ohio State is going to take into account when making a decision on Meyer’s future in Columbus.
Meyer, of course, is being criticized for how he handled questions at Big Ten Media Days in response to the reporting from Brett McMurphy. However, it doesn’t look like Ohio State will be making any decision on Meyer based on what happened in those press conferences.
The update on the Urban Meyer investigation says a final decision – made by Ohio State’s president – will be made based on the findings of the investigation.
“Interpretation (IMO): that cluster of a media day is not relevant to this investigation,” Associated Press college football writer Ralph D. Russo.
Interpretation (IMO): that cluster of a media day is not relevant to this investigation. https://t.co/NyjS3Qzizd
— Ralph D. Russo (@ralphDrussoAP) August 6, 2018
Meyer addressed his Big Ten Media Days performance in a statement released on Friday.
“Unfortunately, at Big Ten Media days on July 24, I failed on many of these fronts,” Meyer said in his statement. “My intention was not to say anything inaccurate or misleading. However, I was not adequately prepared to discuss these sensitive personnel issues with the media, and I apologize for the way I handled those questions.”
Ohio State’s investigation is expected to take about two weeks. Stay tuned.