A new report in Ohio State's Zach Smith saga surfaced tonight courtesy of the Columbus Dispatch. The new report details some of the domestic violence allegations Courtney Smith made over the years against her now ex-husband.
Included in the new report is an allegation from Courtney Smith that Ohio State sent a lawyer to her home to pressure her to drop any charges.
From the report:
Smith told Officer Ben Boruchowitz that she was making the report on Oct. 26, 2015, because Zach Smith, then an Ohio State assistant coach, had come to her Powell condominium the night before and started verbally abusing her, then pushed her into a wall and took their young son with him against her objections.
That account is contained in the narrative of a police incident report mailed to the Dispatch anonymously. Made aware of the mailing and the contents of the report Wednesday, Powell Police Chief Gary Vest did not dispute it.
Boruchowitz wrote that Courtney Smith told him Ohio State sent a lawyer to her Powell home in connection with a previous incident, “convincing her to drop the charge because it would embarrass OSU if she proceeded with the prosecution.”
Chris Davey, OSU spokesman, told The Dispatch on Wednesday night the university was unaware of the allegation and would investigate.
Ohio State released new documents on its investigation into Urban Meyer's handling of domestic violence allegations against Smith earlier this week.
Meyer has been suspended for the first three games of the season.
Ohio State opens its season on Saturday against Oregon State.