In the statement posted on Friday, Meyer opened with an apology to Courtney Smith, the wife of former OSU coach Zach Smith, but then again denied knowledge of misconduct against Smith or that he had deliberately lied at Big Ten media day.
Retired NFL player Ryan Leaf was unimpressed
You don’t need to be clarifying anything. This only makes you look more and more like the child who’s been put in a time out and yet continues to justify why he’s not at fault. Just have some personal accountability please. Show those young men you can screw up and take ownership https://t.co/ZwzgYHRexz
— Ryan D Leaf (@RyanDLeaf) August 31, 2018
After Ohio State announced its decision to suspend Meyer for three games, Leaf voiced his opinion.
"Coaching in college is a privilege, not a right." -former #NFL quarterback and college coach @RyanDLeaf gave us his unique perspective on the Urban Meyer situation: pic.twitter.com/40YI2ZUGr6
— Rich Eisen Show (@RichEisenShow) August 23, 2018
When Ryan Leaf is the voice of reason, you know you may not be in touch with reality and perception. Urban should listen up.
Be easy on him. Maybe he’ll decide to be accountable years and years later like you did. pic.twitter.com/czNoR4OOqO
— Joshua Maes (@JustJMaesing) August 31, 2018