Ohio State: 3 Games Suspension for Coach Urban Meyer
University football coach Urban Meyer suspended for 3 games after a thorough investigation by the University management members. “Urban Meyer Suspended by Ohio State for 3 Games“
He found guilty of careless investigation of the allegations leveled against former assistant coach Zach Smith.
Zach Smith held guilty of spousal and domestic violence. Gene Smith, the Athletic Director also suspended from August 31 to September 16 without pay due to this incident.
The decision came after a private meeting of the Ohio State University’s Board of Trustees held on Wednesday night for nearly 10 hours.
According to the Board, Urban Meyer and Gene Smith did not take appropriate actions to address the allegations made on the assistant coach and kept him as an assistant coach for many years.
Meyer won National championships in 2014 with Ohio State and with Florida in 2006 and 2008. Also known as one of the best coaches in this profession. Meyer has one of the best college football winning percentages of all time, with 188 wins and only 34 losses in 17 years.
Sunspension Due to without pay, for the remainder of the preseason of college teams. He will miss the season opener against Oregon State on 1st of September, as well as games against Rutgers and Texas Christian.
Meyer takes paid leave since 1st Aug after allegations surfaced that he knew Zach Smith accused of domestic violence since 2015.
Reports claimed that Meyer and Gene Smith had monitored the case for months but without following University protocol to inform other officials about the progress of the case.
Meyer sets to earn 7.6m euros this season, among the highest salary getters for college football coaches, and his contract runs through 2022. Dueto his suspension, he will have to forgo six weeks of compensation.