Former Ohio State wide receivers coach Zach Smith and his ex-wife Courtney were scheduled to appear in court Friday in Delaware, Ohio for a hearing regarding the domestic violence civil protection order Courtney filed against Zach, but that hearing has been postponed.
Per Delaware County court records, the hearing is now scheduled for 9 a.m. on Sept. 14.
According to ESPN's Dan Murphy, who first reported the postponement on Thursday morning, the hearing was pushed back so that "both sides can conduct an expedited discovery process."
It's uncertain whether the delayed hearing, which is now scheduled for the day before Ohio State plays TCU, will have any impact on the timetable into Ohio State's investigation on head coach Urban Meyer, who was placed on paid administrative leave Wednesday as the university investigates whether he was aware of domestic violence allegations made by Courtney against Zach in 2015.
Zach's attorney Brad Koffel told Murphy on Wednesday, however, that Zach would tell his side of the story in court.
"Zach Smith wants to be as transparent and honest as possible but it is not going to be done today through the media," Koffel told Murphy. "It will only be after he and his ex-wife are sworn in to testify. Once he gets his chance to tell his side of events, don’t be surprised when it is corroborated by every police who ever responded to Ms. Smith’s calls."
Zach is also scheduled to appear in Delaware Municipal Court on Aug. 22 for a final pre-trial hearing regarding the criminal trespassing charge filed against him after police were dispatched to Courtney's home on May 12.