So if you do not want to know the truth, you can write anything someone said and do no further investigation to determine if it is true. Seems to me reckless disregard for the truth. He didn't care what was true or not.
A large portion our the press these days are not interested in telling the truth. If it supports their agenda, that gives them their justification and McMurphy has an agenda.
I just read Urban Meyer's New Normal on ESPN and the only thing I could think of to resolve this issue is to kick ass and completely demoralize the opposing team and fans. Problem solved.
Agree - he will be back and play in the last several games not only to help Ohio State win but to also show that he is ready for the next level after his injury.
At least Bill Davis has a strong family life. We do not need another social issue in the national press. As far as coaching, lets hope Meyer doesn't let friendship become an influence in his actions and makes the appropriate decisions when / if required. I think this is one thing that Meyer has recently become extremely aware of.
Simon will be picked up by another team. He is to good of a player. In fact many fans were surprised that the Colts cut him.
Wadsworth resigns because he does not agree with the decision. He was appointed to the Board by a Democrat Ted Strickland and now talks to the New York Times. I wonder if this decision involves more about politics than domestic violance.
Best suggestion I heard on the radio is for Meyer to become the "Bill Belichick" of college football and give the media little if any satisfaction. JUST WIN
They better go 13-0 if they want any chance to be in the playoff games. The pressure from the media about rewarding domestic violence will continue to influence the people making the selections.
I did not know that there were so many perfect people in this world that never made a mistake. Saying that Meyer doesn't get it is like saying his words do not matter. I guess your ability to translate his words into his thoughts and beliefs is beyond my capability. I am truly amazed at your ability without bias.
Wish I had the means but I would be giving out T Shirts that said: "I BELIEVE URBAN" on the front and "I SUPPORT MEYER" on the back with no Ohio State Logo on it. I would give them out at the next three football games showing the media such as ESPN and McMurphy that their comments have little impact. That would be the best statement against this bias. I also realize many of you would probably disagree because it would give the impression that domestic violence is not that important. My only point is that media translates supporting Zack as if Meyer does not care about domestic violence no matter what the police did or what the committee decides as the appropriate actions.
If I was Gene Smith and Meyer I would make damn sure the President knows about all the possible future situations that Smith or Meyer may get involved with that could be translated into a University problem? Instead of backing Smith and Meyer's decisions, apparently Smith and Meyer were used as the escape goats for the University because the powerful media jumped to conclusions.
This is bullshit- Just make the announcement.
I sure hope you are correct and that no new negative information is released in the statement that we are not aware of that would justify Meyer to be fired.
My concern is how the Board and President reacts to the perception no matter if Courtney decided to unload years of frustration. I hope they have the courage to stand up to the press unless their is more information released that we do not know about.
This is what worries me. A news writer appears to have easily dug up more details about a coach than the University did. Plus the decision made in 2015 looks worse today because of the recent information reported. That doesn't give a good perception in the media on the University and the Board and President know this. That is why I am concerned about Meyer's future.
Maybe part of the blame should be on our local press for the lack of investigating these issue.
I would find it extremely difficult to believe that Meyer would coverup domestic violence. I do find it possible that Meyer would believe Zack even if Zack lied. If Meyer reported this to the next level, then Meyer should be coaching next week unless both Meyer and Smith are fired based on their decision in 2015.
Does anyone know if there are people on the staff that monitor the coaches or only what the players are doing. If not, I could see enhanced monitoring of the coaches and their personal behavior confidentiality be damn. The problem is that a news writer appears to have easily dug up more details about a coach than the University did. That doesn't give a good perception in the media on the University and the Board and President knows this. That is why I am concerned about Meyer's future.
Today's Society of Professional Journalism's Code of Ethics: 1) Write stories to destroy people. 2) Justification or Truth not required. 3) Use the forum for free speech as the filter of free speech.
Seems like people cannot wait to hang Meyer after you read the article in yesterday USA TODAY by Christine Brennan. Of course I found this in the Michigan football Section of the Detroit Free Press. She just couldn't wait several more days for the facts to be revealed.
Thanks Eleven Warriors for all your accurate reporting on this situation.
I wish the ESPN and others had the same approach to this situation but there purpose is not to gather the facts but only to sell their stories. I hope someone will post on the different medias all their comments with captions of the action truth showing. Many commenters made their bias opinions known the first day the story broke without taking the time to gather the facts in the case.
You got that right. Most of the media now days are based on opinions instead of facts. I think it is interesting how the media defends few based on the possible facts but criticizes many based on rumors or little proof.
Should have stated ALL SPORTS WRITERS that voice their opinions before facts are known.
I am not even looking at his record when I say he should stay. Tell me where you can find a better Ohio person to run this show. Yes he may have told a lie to the press, but this man has been one of the best to help young men making good decisions in their lives. It appears his weakness is giving people a chance to improve themselves. I do not know how many perfect people are out there in this world but apparently they are ALL SPORTS WRITERS.
Is there really anything that Meyer could have said at the Big Ten Meeting that would have prevented this situation? If he indicated that an investigation in 2015 revealed that no domestic violence could be proven (which I believe this is what actually occurred since no charges were filed), the press would still have the same reaction after talking to Smith's ex-wife that Meyer knew what was happening. If lying to the press gets Meyer fired, I will be extremely disappointed in Ohio State.
"Everyone always thinks the generation younger than them is the source of all the worlds problems"
So true but we are now seeing the result of generations where the consequences is the fault of others and minimal responsibility for decisions made.