Ohio State Coach Urban Meyer On Paid Leave Amid Abuse Investigation

Urban Meyer

Ohio State University is placing  football coach Urban Meyer on paid leave amid abuse claims filed against  his former assistant. The university took the action today as it investigates a report that Meyer was aware of assault allegations made  against former assistant coach Zach Smith by his ex-wife Courtney in  2015.  Meyer fired Smith last week, but previously denied being aware of  the incident.  In a statement, Meyer said he supports the university's  decision to place him on leave during the inquiry.  The coach also said  he eagerly looks forward to resolution of the matter.

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