A bombshell report from former ESPN college football insider Brett McMurphy suggests Urban Meyer knew about the the 2015 domestic violence allegations against former wide receiver coach Zach Smith.
Meyer’s comments from early last week during Big Ten media days have been called into question following McMurphy’s report. According to the report posted on his Facebook page, McMurphy alleged Meyer knew about the alleged assault of Smith, and made a distinct effort to ignore it.
McMurphy then pointed to a set of core values attached to the Ohio State football program. “…Emblazoned on the wall, are Meyer’s five core values. Among the five – in ALL CAPS – is “TREAT WOMEN WITH RESPECT,” McMurphy wrote.
A photo of the banner has gone viral.
Core values must mean something totally different in Ohio (and Florida). Wow! OSU head coach failed to live up to "honesty" while dealing with an assistant coach who didn't "treat women with respect." But ESPN will probably spend another day talking about Harbaugh/chicken. pic.twitter.com/DIrWK8mCDk
— The Michigan Insider (@michiganinsider) August 1, 2018
The hypocritical nature of the banner and Urban Meyer’s comments from last week are not lost on Michigan fans. Nor will they be lost on those calling for Urban Meyer’s job in the wake of McMurphy’s report.
You can read McMurphy’s full report here.