I appreciate the coverage in a roundtable format as well. Commendable.
I ran out of time to finish reading all this. Was the topic that Courtney Smith may have tried to weaponize the judicial system ever discussed? It seems like for the 1/4 that I read there was a general acceptance that Courtney Smith was physically abused. Certainly, the P.D. may consider her recounts and her evidence insufficient as a credible cause to make charges or arrest. OSU, without the same power or responsibility, is somehow supposed to go further?
Some of the other ZS activities were cause for termination.
But everyone wants this to be about how OSU handled domestic violence... and if anyone wanted to have a real conversation about it... they would have to discuss the possibility that CS was trying to get back at Zach (for being a total dirtbag). Maybe if the investigation stayed on that topic they would have found out information that would explain why Meyer and G.Smith acted the way they did about the DV accusations - Simply that they weren't credible or CS wouldn't cooperate to the degree to be able to do anything about them. Should a person lose their job based on accusations or should they have due process? Again, there were other reasons why ZS should have been terminated and I believe that is what the mea culpa was for at the press conference and this also explains Meyers response on what he would say to Courtney. He has nothing to say because he believes he handled that situation correctly. He gave ZS due process and determined the claims weren't credible.... just like the police department did.