Joe Paterno AKA Urban Meyer Lied To Us

Joe Paterno AKA Urban Meyer Lied To Us

03 Aug, 2018

In a strongly worded statement posted to his Twitter account, Ohio State coach Urban Meyer acknowledged that he was aware of a 2015 incident of alleged domestic abuse involving a former assistant coach but that he “followed proper reporting protocols and procedures,” and that “any suggestions to the contrary are false.”

Meyer was placed on administrative leave as the university conducts an independent investigation into what Meyer knew and when regarding accusations of abuse involving wide receivers coach Zach Smith, who was fired late last month.

“Here is the truth,” read Meyer’s statement. “While at the University of Florida, and now at The Ohio State University, I have always followed proper reporting protocols and procedures when I have learned of an incident involving a student-athlete, coach or member of our staff by elevating the issues to proper channels. And I did so regarding the Zach Smith incident in 2015. I take that responsibility very seriously and any suggestions to the contrary are false.”

Coming two days after Meyer was placed on leave, the statement stands as a strong pushback against claims that Meyer covered up the allegations levied against Smith, who played for Meyer at Bowling Green and is the grandson of his coaching mentor, former Ohio State coach Earle Bruce.

Coming two days after Meyer was placed on leave, the statement stands as a strong pushback against claims that Meyer covered up the allegations levied against Smith, who played for Meyer at Bowling Green and is the grandson of his coaching mentor, former Ohio State coach Earle Bruce.

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