Urban Meyer Placed on Paid Leave at Ohio State Following New Allegations

He mentioned his ESPN contract expires later this month, at which level he’ll be part of Stadium, a Chicago-based sports activities community. Later Wednesday, Stadium published an unique video interview with Courtney Smith.

“Shelley mentioned she was going to have to inform City,” Smith mentioned within the video. She additionally mentioned that Shelley Meyer by no means confirmed to her that she had instructed her husband in regards to the allegations. Meyer is a registered nurse employed by Ohio State’s School of Nursing, based on an Ohio State website.

The legal professionals listed in a neighborhood courtroom docket as having represented Zach Smith and Courtney Smith within the current proceedings didn’t reply to requests for remark Wednesday. Final week, Zach Smith’s lawyer, Bradley Koffel, told The Columbus Dispatch that the current trespassing cost stemmed from a misunderstanding associated to the place Smith was imagined to drop off their youngsters as a part of their custodial association.

Smith has labored for Meyer since 2005, when he was a graduate assistant at Florida, and he performed for Meyer earlier than that, at Bowling Inexperienced. He’s additionally a grandson of Earle Bruce, a former Ohio State coach whom Meyer has recognized as a mentor.

The questions of who knew what, and when, about allegations of home abuse towards an Ohio State athletics worker echo these raised in current weeks about two different former college workers affiliated with athletics.

Final month, Ohio State introduced that an impartial investigation, which remains to be persevering with, had uncovered greater than 100 former college students who mentioned that Dr. Richard H. Strauss, a former college worker and group physician, had sexually abused them. Three lawsuits have been filed by former athletes in a number of sports activities. They are saying that Strauss used his place as a university-designated medical skilled to molest them and that a number of authority figures knew about it, together with a former wrestling coach and a former athletic director. Each have denied that they knew in regards to the Strauss abuse.

That scandal has ensnared Consultant Jim Jordan of Ohio, probably the most highly effective elected Republican politicians within the nation, who was an assistant wrestling coach for a number of years whereas Strauss was the group physician. Jordan has denied having had data of the allegations, and he has argued that accusers have been put as much as fabricating tales by an unspecified “deep state.”


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