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Urban Meyer Has Reportedly Been "Banned" From Doing This During Ohio State's Investigation

A closeup of Urban Meyer wearing an Ohio State jacket.

GLENDALE, AZ - DECEMBER 31: Head coach Urban Meyer of the Ohio State Buckeyes looks on against the Clemson Tigers during the 2016 PlayStation Fiesta Bowl at University of Phoenix Stadium on December 31, 2016 in Glendale, Arizona. (Photo by Matthew Stockman/Getty Images)

Urban Meyer was placed on paid administrative leave by Ohio State last Wednesday night following the report by college football insider Brett McMurphy.

Ohio State announced on Sunday night that the investigation into Urban Meyer and how he and the program handled domestic violence accusations against now-fired assistant coach Zach Smith would be completed within two weeks.

The Buckeyes' football team is currently being led by interim coach Ryan Day in Meyer's absence.

Cleveland.com's Bill Landis reported today what Meyer is able to do while on paid administrative leave - it's not much.

Meyer, according to the report, is banned from communicating with players or coaches and he's not allowed to step foot on campus.

From cleveland.com:

Ohio State football coach Urban Meyer is not permitted any contact with players or coaches while he's on paid administrative leave pending a university investigation. Additionally, Meyer does not have access to any university-issued communication devices or his school email account.

Meyer is also not permitted on university property, which includes the Woody Hayes Athletic Center and the football offices.

Christopher Davey, Ohio State's associate vice president for university communications, confirmed the parameters of Meyer's leave to cleveland.com on Thursday.

It's unclear when exactly we will learn Meyer's fate as Ohio State's head coach. Some reports suggest that we could get a final decision by mid-next week, but that's speculative.

Ohio State is a couple of weeks away from opening its season. The Buckeyes begin the year on Sept. 1 against Oregon State.