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Urban Meyer’s Texts Appear To Suggest He Withheld Information From Media Regarding Zach Smith

A closeup of Urban Meyer during an Ohio State football game.

NEW ORLEANS, LA - JANUARY 01: Head coach Urban Meyer of the Ohio State Buckeyes looks on prior to the All State Sugar Bowl against the Alabama Crimson Tide at the Mercedes-Benz Superdome on January 1, 2015 in New Orleans, Louisiana. (Photo by Kevin C. Cox/Getty Images)

On Friday afternoon, Ohio State released over 2,000 texts and emails related to the Zach Smith allegations that rocked the university - and college football as a whole - last summer.

Within the documents were text messages sent and received from former Buckeyes head coach Urban Meyer's phone.

A text exchange between Meyer and agent Trace Armstrong caught the attention of many.

In the exchange, Meyer suggested he was forced to fire Smith even after the issues surrounding the former Buckeyes assistant coach were dropped legally.

He also appeared to suggest he would knowingly withhold information from the media when he addressed the situation.

"Amazingly all the stuff vs. Zach will get legally dropped and he was fired. Tuff perception world we live in. He was fired for cumulative stuff. I will not tell media," Meyer said.

It's not a good look for the former Ohio State head coach. The situation became extremely muddied last summer surrounding the Ohio State football program.

Smith, after domestic violence allegations, was eventually fired by Ohio State ahead of the 2018 season.

As for Meyer, he received a three-game suspension and decided to walk away from the program following the 2018 campaign.

Stay tuned for more on the developing situation.