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Lawyer For Zach Smith's Ex-Wife Addresses Rumors In Statement

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

GLENDALE, AZ - JANUARY 01: Head coach Urban Meyer of the Ohio State Buckeyes on the sidelines during the BattleFrog Fiesta Bowl against the Notre Dame Fighting Irish at University of Phoenix Stadium on January 1, 2016 in Glendale, Arizona. (Photo by Christian Petersen/Getty Images)

The lawyer for Courtney Smith, the ex-wife of fired Ohio State assistant coach Zach Smith, has released a statement to update the status of her client, also addressing some of the rumors that had been circulating.

Julia Leveridge, the counsel for Courtney Smith, released a statement this morning regarding the investigation Ohio State is undergoing into Urban Meyer and the Buckeyes' football program.

"As her attorney, I can tell you that Ms. Smith is cautiously optimistic that The Ohio State University’s investigative committee will determine if proper reporting protocol was followed upon learning of the ongoing abuse allegations against Zach Smith," Leveridge wrote.

"We believe the University must prioritize the safety and well-being of others above all else. While The Ohio State University has never contact Ms. Smith to discuss these allegations, she will fully cooperate with the university’s current investigation."

Leveridge also addressed some of the rumors that had been circulating. She says that Smith was never paid to give an interview and has never been charged with a criminal offense, including OVI, which had been alleged.

Here is the full statement:

Ohio State released a statement on Sunday night, saying that the investigation into Urban Meyer and the program should take about two weeks.

Stay tuned.