The State of the Urban Meyer, Zach Smith Investigation


Ohio State football coach Urban Meyer remains embroiled in a two week investigation into what he knew about the domestic abuse allegations against his former wide receivers coach Zach Smith. He has been on administrative leave since the beginning of August.

“Ohio State is committed to a thorough and complete investigation,” Jo Ann Davidson, chair of the working group and former Ohio House Speaker, said in a statement released by the school. “We look forward to sharing the results of this investigation and any action the university may take.”

USA Today recently published a breakdown of the information publicly available about the state of this investigation, including the timeline of the Smith case, the impact this investigation has had on recruiting, the impact of this investigation across the league, and more.

Koffel Brininger Nesbitt is representing Zach Smith, who was charged with criminal trespassing after dropping his son off at his ex-wife’s apartment earlier this year, and was later charged with domestic abuse.

“He’s just beside himself,” attorney Brad Koffel said in an interview aired on WTVN in July. “He didn’t do anything illegal, and now it’s coming out that he’s some sort of wife-beater, trespasser, whatever. The inferences being drawn from the headlines are horrible.”

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