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Urban Meyer's Message To Courtney Smith Is Not Getting Rave Reviews

A closeup of Urban Meyer during an Ohio State game.

INDIANAPOLIS, IN - DECEMBER 02: Head coach Urban Meyer of the Ohio State Buckeyes looks on as they play the Wisconsin Badgers during the second half of the the Big Ten Championship game at Lucas Oil Stadium on December 2, 2017 in Indianapolis, Indiana. (Photo by Joe Robbins/Getty Images)

Ohio State's board of trustees, after 12 hours of deliberation, has announced it is suspending head coach Urban Meyer for the first three games of the 2018 season. School AD Gene Smith has also been suspended.

Immediately following the press release, Ohio State held a press conference in which reporters were allowed to ask questions. Meyer's answer to one of them is going viral.

Meyer was asked what kind of "message" he'd have for Courtney Smith - the ex-wife of former wide receivers coach Zach Smith. Meyer's response left many wanting a bit more.

"I'm sorry we're in this situation" was his response. It's not getting rave reviews.

It's impossible to know what Meyer believes happened between Zach Smith and his wife - but it seems clear that he does not want to express any kind of sympathy for her in public. Make of that what you will.

Meyer, during his suspension, will miss his team's games against Oregon State, Rutgers and TCU.