Ohio State's investigation into Urban Meyer and his handling of domestic violence allegations against now-fired assistant coach Zach Smith wrapped up on Sunday night. The Board of Trustees is set to meet on Wednesday morning to discuss Meyer's future.
Details are starting to emerge regarding how the investigation handled Meyer and the school's athletic director, Gene Smith.
The Columbus Dispatch reports that Meyer met with the investigative team at least twice.
Both Meyer and Smith were accompanied by their own attorneys during these meetings. They are not attorneys paid for by Ohio State.
Ohio State football coach Urban Meyer met “more than twice” with investigators examining his response to the Zach Smith domestic abuse allegations during their two-week probe, a source with knowledge of the situation told The Dispatch on Tuesday.
The source would not detail the timing of those meetings, but said the investigation led by former Securities and Exchange Commission head Mary Jo White was “very thorough, down the middle and by the book.” The source said that steady communication between the sides’ legal teams has continued.
The Dispatch also has learned that OSU athletic director Gene Smith met with the investigative team at least twice during the two weeks.
Ohio State's Board of Trustees meeting is set for 9 a.m. E.T. on Wednesday.