People need to stop talking in terms or innocence and guilt. This ain't a court room. People need to stop saying "there is no evidence he knew anything". Those text messages indicate that his wife knew and a senior staffer of his knew and clearly imply he knew. It is circumstantial evidence of his knowledge, but guess what forum lawyers, circumstantial evidence IS evidence. Is it hearsay forum lawyers? Sure. Does that matter? Nope. What he knew and when and what he did in response to what he knew is a fair question to ask. Just because a staffer hasn't been charged by local cops or actually convicted and incarcerated does not mean he needed to be working at OSU.
None of what has been released so far is outcome determinative, but Urban's got some side of his story explaining to do.
Is this a real question? How about "because the man she is married to and thought she loved and who she has children with and supported her was the one doing it and she hoped he would change"? How about that? This is extraordinarily common in domestic violence cases. This blew up in the media after HE got arrested coming to HER house again. The media is asking, she's talking. That's her right. Don't attack her for it.
The standard for being criminally convicted in a court of law versus getting to work for Urban Meyer and Ohio State are two totally different things. What Meyer knew and when is fair game. He clearly knew enough that this is concerning. Not saying he should be fired but its a terrible look for him and my alma mater.
Keep in mind a latest altercation with Smith just happened again. People are acting like this is some conspiracy she has had for years to take down Urban. I'm not saying he should get fired, but hiring Smith was an unforced error. Meyer's error. Keeping him after 2009 was an unforced error. Keeping him after 2015 was an unforced error. Meyer's recent comments at media days were an unforced error. All of this in light of what Meyer preaches about respecting women is a horrendous look. Courtney Smith didn't do this to Meyer. Meyer did this to Meyer. This all made the news after Smith's latest run-in with the law. She's talking about it publicly now. Don't trash her.
Hugh Freeze seems to have gotten off relatively easily compared to the school and players left holding the bag, as it always is with the NCAA.
That was my first truly cold weather tailgate since @2001 due to an extended tour in SEC country. Re-learned a valuable forgotten cold weather lesson. Bourbon is your friend, ice cold beer somewhat less-so (but that didn't stop me from enjoying the Sweetwater brown ale which was on point). The food was tasty as advertised. If you haven't made one of these yet I highly encourage it. Plus all to a good cause. No brainer.