Urban Meyer: Ohio State board of trustees debating fate of college football coach

Posted at 10:29 AM, Aug 22, 2018
and last updated 2018-08-22 10:42:02-04

Ohio State's board of trustees is debating the fate of football coach Urban Meyer, who could face disciplinary action over his handling of domestic violence allegations against one of his former assistants.

The board of trustees held a meeting private Wednesday to discuss a possible punishment against Meyer.

Meyer has been accused of turning a blind eye to alleged domestic violence committed by Zach Smith, his wide receivers coach at both Ohio State and Florida. Smith was fired by Ohio State in late July when his ex-wife filed a domestic violence civil protection order.

A day after Smith's firing, Meyer told reporters at Big Ten Media Days in Chicago that he was not aware of any allegations against Smith. Reports later indicate that Meyer's wife and wives of other coaches were aware of the allegations against Smith.

Meyer then acknowledged in a statement that he misled reporters about his knowledge of Smith's allegations.