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

Insider Brett McMurphy claims Urban Meyer knew in 2015.

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Head coach Urban Meyer of the Ohio State Buckeyes before the match-up against the Iowa Hawkeyes, on November 04, 2017 at Kinnick Stadium in Iowa City, Iowa. (Matthew Holst/Getty Images)
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Ohio State head football coach Urban Meyer knew about domestic abuse allegations against former wide receivers coach Zach Smith in 2015, reports college football insider Brett McMurphy.

McMurphy wrote a post on Facebook stating that he has obtained text messages sent by Smith’s ex-wife Courtney to Meyer’s wife and the wives of other Ohio State coaches.

The texts show that Meyer knew about the situation, claims McMurphy, and Courtney Smith added that, “All the [coaches’] wives knew. They all did. Every single one.”

Smith was fired last month after being charged with criminal trespassing in relation to dropping his children off at his ex-wife’s home against her wishes, according to Bleacher Report. Last month, Meyer said that he would have fired Smith in 2015 if he had known anything about the situation, reports McMurphy.

“I was never told about anything,” Meyer reportedly said, “Never anything came to light, never had a conversation about it. So I know nothing about it. I asked people back at the office to call and see what happened, and they came back and said they know nothing.”

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