Bob Evans Restaurants put its partnership with Urban Meyer on hold Thursday as Ohio State continues to investigate what its football coach knew about allegations of domestic abuse against a former assistant coach.
"It's a insane, unfortunate situation", Apple said after training camp practice on Thursday.
Football practice starts on Friday, with offensive coordinator Ryan Day serving as the interim coach.
"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", wrote McMurphy. It is not clear what contact Meyer had, if any, with university officials about the situation until Smith was sacked last month.
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The reason it affects Meyer is because Courtney Smith, the ex-wife, claims she told Meyer's wife Shelley about what was happening and that Meyer would be informe as well. Shelley Meyer allegedly told Courtney Smith that "she was going to have to tell Urban" about the abuse.
Buckeyes alumni weren't all supportive of Meyer, however. Texas assistants Tim Beck and Stan Drayton were at Ohio State through 2016 and 2014 respectively. "I even read it myself", said Kara Reutter, parent.
Yet here we are, the day after McMurphy reported a story so horrifying it could bring down one of the best coaches in college football history, and some fanatics are blaming the victim.
The former assistant, Zach Smith, was sacked last week after an OH court granted a protective order sought by his ex-wife Courtney Smith. Coach Jim Tressel was sacked in 2011 for lying to the NCAA and university of about rules violations committed by some of his players. Last week at Big Ten media days, the coach said he was aware of a 2009 case in which Smith was accused of aggravated battery on his then-pregnant wife while coaching at Florida. He was also asked about the 2015 incident alleged by Courtney Smith. I told people to go find out for me. First I heard about that was last night.