Urban Meyer has now been on paid administrative leave as Ohio State’s head football coach for more than two weeks. The Buckeyes placed the three-time national champion head coach on leave on Wednesday, Aug. 1.
Ohio State announced a two-week timetable for its investigation into Meyer on Sunday, Aug. 5. Here is the latest on the investigation.
So far this week, both Zach Smith and Courtney Smith have reportedly met with Ohio State’s investigative committee.
Jeff Snook also reported on Wednesday that the mothers of both Zach and Courtney Smith met with the committee.
“Attorneys representing the six member investigative committee looking into Ohio State’s and Urban Meyer’s handling of the allegations of domestic violence against former receivers coach Zach Smith, interviewed Smith’s mother Lynn Bruce and Courtney Smith’s mother Tina Carano today,” he reports.
Snook has published multiple reports in which the mothers have come to the defense of the former Buckeyes’ assistant coach.
“I wanted to stay out of this mess,” Courtney Smith’s mother said. “But I can’t take it anymore. I can’t take all of these lies that are being written. I just want the truth out there once and for all. What’s right is right. It’s been horrible for me to see the lies that were being written about Zach when he didn’t do what he was accused of doing.
“He lost his job over something that didn’t happen.”
Meanwhile, Ohio State’s investigation into Urban Meyer is expected to come to an end by the end of this week. Most experts are predicting a final decision to be announced by the end of this week or on Monday.