Urban Meyer, Gene Smith Each Met With Investigators Multiple Times, According To Report

By Dan Hope on August 21, 2018 at 2:44 pm
Urban Meyer

Urban Meyer met with investigators "more than twice" during Ohio State's two-week investigation into what he knew about and how he handled domestic violence allegations against former Ohio State wide receivers coach Zach Smith, a source with knowledge of the situation said, according to a report by Bill Rabinowitz of The Columbus Dispatch.

From Rabinowitz's report:

The source would not detail the timing of those meetings, but said the investigation led by former Securities and Exchange Commission head Mary Jo White was “very thorough, down the middle and by the book.” The source said that steady communication between the sides’ legal teams has continued.

The Columbus Dispatch also reported that Ohio State athletic director Gene Smith met with the investigative team "at least twice" during the investigation.

Meyer has been on paid administrative leave on Aug. 1, when the university announced its investigation of Meyer. Ohio State's Board of Trustees is set to meet on Wednesday at 9 a.m. to "discuss personnel matters related to the investigation," and a decision on whether he will remain Ohio State's head football coach is expected to come this week.

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