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Lawyer: Ohio State never contacted Courtney Smith

10 August, 2018, 10:43 | Author: Tommie Newton
  • Courtney Smith's lawyer says client never contacted by Ohio State to discuss domestic assault allegations

Fans like "Tennessee Jeff" Hamms and Stacy Elliott, the father of former Buckeye running back Ezekiel Elliott, pumped up fans with stories of Meyer's success at Ohio State, which includes a 2014 national title when Elliott was among the team's best players.

On Friday, Meyer acknowledged that he had "failed" to be "completely accurate" in comments he made at a Big Ten media days session the week before.

Zach Smith was sacked July 23 after Courtney Smith was granted a protective order, and Courtney Smith has alleged that he abused her on multiple occasions, including in 2015.

"Ms. Smith is cautiously optimistic that The Ohio State University's investigative committee will determine if proper reporting protocol was followed upon learning of the ongoing, abuse allegations against Zach Smith", Leveridge said in her statement. Meyer initially reporters that he knew nothing about the incident that occurred in 2015 while Smith was working for him at Ohio State.

Meyer added that there were "more questions to be answered" and he pledged to "cooperate fully" with investigators hired by OSU.

Milinkovic-Savic only thinking about Lazio
The Red Devils initially earmarked him as a replacement for Marouane Fellaini but, when the Belgium worldwide stayed put, they eased off.

So why are the men's accusations being so challenged and even summarily dismissed by some people before Ohio State's inquiry or several lawsuits that were filed in mid-July against the university are even close to being complete?

In the meantime, a "Save Urban Meyer" petition posted Thursday at Change.org has almost reached its goal of 25,000 signatures. Head coach Urban Meyer was placed on paid leave as the university investigates what he knew and did about the allegations.

According to the new report, Smith, who was sacked earlier this summer, received a much-smaller raise following the 2015 season than he did in other years.

It's unclear, of course, if the smaller raise had anything to do with the domestic violence accusations against Smith in 2015.

Zach Smith told Columbus radio station 105.7 The Zone that Ohio State athletic director Gene Smith questioned him during the 2015 football season about the allegations made by Courtney Smith that fall.

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