Ohio State Coach Knew of Domestic Abuse Allegations Against a Staff Member

Aug 05, 2018, 04:16
Ohio State Coach Knew of Domestic Abuse Allegations Against a Staff Member

"I was never told about anything", Meyer said. I was never told about anything and nothing ever came to light. I know nothing about it. "No, and I asked some people back at the office to call and say what happened and they came back and said they know nothing about it".

Meyer said at an appearance in July that he was not aware of the situation until recently, CBS Sports reports. McMurphy posted the screenshots of those messages on Facebook, where he published his report Wednesday morning.

Smith says she does not know if Shelley told her husband.

"I was never told about anything", Urban Meyer said.

Meyer is 73-8 in six seasons at Ohio State with Big Ten titles in 2014 and '17 and a national title in '14.

"Courtney: "I don't really care". According to Courtney Smith, however, she reached out to Shelley Meyer after another incident in October 2015, when, she claims, Zach Smith shoved her up against a wall as their 3-year-old daughter clung to her leg. Smith, meanwhile, was kept on the staff after the incident.

Speaking with McMurphy, Courtney said, "All the [coaches] wives knew. They all did. Every single one".

In a statement released by his lawyer, Zach Smith denied assaulting his ex-wife. "I now understand why Zach compartmentalized the info - to protect Urban", Koffel said. He's gonna get arrested, it's gonna go to the media, he's gonna lose his job. The pics are photos - obtained by McMurphy - that show Courtney bloodied and bruised.

Messages left with Ohio State on Wednesday were not returned. That incident led to then-head coach Jim Tressel being forced out, as Tressel lied about what he knew.

Courtney also spoke with McMurphy about being pressured not to press charges after Zach was arrested for aggravated battery in 2009 while she was pregnant. When Courtney arrived home, the police report details the fight that ensued. Well, she also believes he knew at the time. "An individual need not be charged with or convicted of a criminal offense to be found responsible for domestic violence pursuant to this policy". Lindsey's husband, Brian Voltolini, is reportedly "considered one of Meyer's most loyal staff members".

According to Courtney, two of Meyer's closest friends asked her to drop the charges from that event, which she ultimately agreed to. The likelihood that he would never coach again. "You should think about giving him a second chance'". Shelley Meyer allegedly wrote to Courtney in a 2015 text.

Courtney: "Restraining orders don't do anything in Ohio-I tried to get protection order which is what started this whole investigation".

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