Urban Meyer: "I am confident that I took appropriate action."Posted: Updated:
Columbus, Ohio - Ohio State coach Urban Meyer broke his silence Friday, after posting a letter of apology on Twitter regarding the Zach Smith domestic violence allegation from 2015. Zach Smith, now former wide receivers' coach was accused, by ex-wife Courtney Smith of committing domestic violence, all the way back to 2009.
Meyer, who is on administrative lead said, "I have always followed proper reporting protocols and procedures when I have learned of an incident involving a student-athlete, coach, or member of our staff by elevating the issues to the proper channels."
"Please know the truth is the ultimate power and I am confident I took appropriate action" said Meyer.
Now, of course the act of domestic violence is the biggest issue here, however, the issue now is whether Meyer knew about the domestic violence against Smith.
Smith was fired on July 23 after he was served a civil protection order on behalf of Courtney Smith.
Meyer said at Big Ten media days in Chicago last week that he was unaware of allegations made by Courtney Smith in 2015 against Zach Smith. Courtney Smith has also said she told Meyer's wife, Shelley Myer, about the incidents in 2015
Today, Smith delivered a bombshell during an exclusive interview with ESPN when he said that Urban Meyer, did in face, know about allegations that he'd abused his then-wife in 2015.
"He said, 'What the hell is going on? What is this? What is this?' And I told him, I laid it all out for him. I said, 'Apparently my ex-wife is trying to get me charged with domestic abuse,'" Zach Smith said Friday.