Former ESPN reporter Brett McMurphy took to Facebook on Wednesday morning and dropped a bombshell. He revealed that Ohio State head coach Urban Meyer lied when he denied any knowledge of recently fired assistant coach Zach Smith’s domestic violence allegations.
McMurphy did an interview with Smith’s ex-wife, Courtney Smith. She shared pictures of the alleged abuse and text messages that prove Meyer knew about the allegations, via Facebook:
Text messages I have obtained, an exclusive interview with the victim and other information I have learned shows Ohio State coach Urban Meyer knew in 2015 of domestic abuse allegations against a member of his coaching staff.
Courtney Smith, ex-wife of fired Ohio State assistant coach Zach Smith, provided text messages between her and the wives of Ohio State coaches – including Urban Meyer’s wife, Shelley – showing Meyer’s knowledge of the situation.
Meyer said last week during Big Ten Media Days that he had no knowledge of two alleged domestic violence incidents in 2015 with former assistant wide receivers coach Zach Smith that were investigated by the Powell (Ohio) Police Department.
My money is on Urban walking away without a blemish. Despite the fact he employed a guy who was accused multiple times of domestic violence, knew about it, did nothing, then lied about knowing about it. Great guy.