Ohio State’s head coach kept an accused serial domestic abuser on his staff for a decade. And the only reason he fired Zach Smith is because a really good reporter — McMurphy — made it public.
Question: If Meyer’s superiors knew about this, then why was Meyer put on administrative leave and not Ohio State athletics director Gene Smith?
Violence and threats against women are not acceptable. Except if you coached or played under Urban Meyer at Ohio State or for Urban Meyer at Florida.
2010, when star running back Chris Rainey threatened to kill his estranged girlfriend by sending her a text message — “Time to die, bitch” — Meyer suspended Rainey for four whole games. He brought Rainey back just in time so he could score a touchdown and help lead the Gators to a 34-31 victory over rival Georgia.
Urban Meyer violated his core values with the Gators just as he has violated his core values with the Buckeyes. And now he has violated the public trust with his constant lying and denying.