Report: OSU's Urban Meyer Knew and Lied About Domestic Abuse Allegations

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    Quote Originally Posted by JDEaston View Post
    Lying about it at only the press conference likely wouldn't have gotten him put on leave.

    A lot of this doesn't make sense see and I don't want to speculate on why it didn't come out. Neither would really prove anything.
    I wouldn’t be shocked if we never find out any more information than we already know. Either he’ll be fired or he’ll keep his job. I think no matter what ends up happening, there is going to be speculation that will keep this same conversation going forever. If he’s fired then you’ll have fans say there isn’t enough evidence to pin him and if he’s stayed you’ll have people say there was more than enough evidence to pin him. Either way I’m thinking we won’t have any evidence that will prove guilt or exonerate.
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    Quote Originally Posted by gametime View Post
    Yes. Any potential violations of domestic or sexual abuse by players or staff must be reported...
    Just curious because JA mentioned it, but its not like Shelley Meyer was the only other coaches wife in that conversation. What extent does this extend to other coaches on the staff at the time? Depending on the exact time frame in question but that could include: Tom Herman and Luke Fickell.

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    Quote Originally Posted by GrantNKY View Post
    I wouldn’t be shocked if we never find out any more information than we already know. Either he’ll be fired or he’ll keep his job. I think no matter what ends up happening, there is going to be speculation that will keep this same conversation going forever. If he’s fired then you’ll have fans say there isn’t enough evidence to pin him and if he’s stayed you’ll have people say there was more than enough evidence to pin him. Either way I’m thinking we won’t have any evidence that will prove guilt or exonerate.
    Multiple signs point to another wave or two of evidence against him hitting soon. We shall see if it has any legs...

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    Quote Originally Posted by GrantNKY View Post
    Just curious because JA mentioned it, but it’s not like Shelley Meyer was the only other coaches wife in that conversation. What extent does this extend to other coaches on the staff at the time? Depending on the exact time frame in question but that could include: Tom Herman and Luke Fickell.
    There will be questions for them to answer, for sure. The thing with Fickell is he wasn’t part of the Urban coaching tree when they arrived, so it isn’t clear how tight he was with that circle that joined him in Columbus when Urban was hired. He was the lone holdover, and was always seen as more of an outsider by Urban’s “guys”. That gives him a little cover here, but if more evidence does hit it could spray in any direction...

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    Quote Originally Posted by GrantNKY View Post
    I wouldn’t be shocked if we never find out any more information than we already know. Either he’ll be fired or he’ll keep his job. I think no matter what ends up happening, there is going to be speculation that will keep this same conversation going forever. If he’s fired then you’ll have fans say there isn’t enough evidence to pin him and if he’s stayed you’ll have people say there was more than enough evidence to pin him. Either way I’m thinking we won’t have any evidence that will prove guilt or exonerate.
    Unless evidence comes out to say he did something wrong himself I won't be in the camp that hates on him.

    When I say he's gone I'm just looking at things from an unbiased perspective though. OSU I taking the proper steps to fire him without having to lose a lawsuit, so my guess is he's already gone. That said, there will be a lot of negative media directed in OSU's direction if they keep him. If they didn't already plan on firing him I really don't think they would have put him on administrative leave.

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    Quote Originally Posted by JDEaston View Post
    Unless evidence comes out to say he did something wrong himself I won't be in the camp that hates on him.

    When I say he's gone I'm just looking at things from an unbiased perspective though. OSU I taking the proper steps to fire him without having to lose a lawsuit, so my guess is he's already gone. That said, there will be a lot of negative media directed in OSU's direction if they keep him. If they didn't already plan on firing him I really don't think they would have put him on administrative leave.
    We’ll just have to agree to disagree. I’m being optimistic because that’s just how I am as a fan of the program. To me I don’t think the university would have let him stay on staff while the mandatory investigation is taking place.

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    Quote Originally Posted by GrantNKY View Post
    We’ll just have to agree to disagree. I’m being optimistic because that’s just how I am as a fan of the program. To me I don’t think the university would have let him stay on staff while the mandatory investigation is taking place.
    I get it, if I was bias toward the university or him I would look at the glass half full as opposed to half empty as well. Nothing wrong with that.

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    What I keep circling back to is what exactly is in it for Urban to lie about this? He told us he was aware of past incidents with Smith while at UF in 2009 so it wasn’t like he was hiding Zach’s past completely, just 2015. Again what is in it for Urban to lie about it? He already fired the guy by the time of the Big 10 press conference, what would he gain by trying to cover up 2015? Especially when all he would have had to say is he had a discussion with Smith in 2015 and decided there wasn’t enough evidence in his mind to incriminate him and in hindsight would have handled things differently? The easy answer to me is maybe he didn’t know? Is that even possible? Should he have known? If Urban continues to declare he didn’t know, then how does this differ from the Pitino situation at UL? Is knowing what your players and recruits are doing different than knowing what is going on in the personal lives of your adult assistant coaches? Shelly has mentioned that the Meyers have sat down and counseled the Smiths with their marriage, does this help Urbans image in the situation? So many questions, no answers.

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    A) Zach never told Urban about the 2015 police incident and since he wasn’t arrested or charged nothing came out.

    B) Courtney Smith sealed (known fact not reported in this thread yet) the documents in 2015 associated with those reports to keep Zach's name out of the media so he could keep his job.

    If B, then C - why would Courtney tell Shelley Meyer about the arrest when she did not want her husband to lose his source of income?

    If A, and B, and now C -- how would Urban know about the incident in 2015 outside of rumors?

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    Brett McMurphy, appearing on ESPN just now: I do not have any direct evidence that any text messages from Urban Meyer that says he knew about [the abuse allegations].

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    Quote Originally Posted by John Anthony View Post
    Brett McMurphy, appearing on ESPN just now: “I do not have any direct evidence that – any text messages from Urban Meyer that says he knew about [the abuse allegations].”
    Going to get ugly real quick for McMurphy if this is all he had...

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    Quote Originally Posted by gametime View Post
    Going to get ugly real quick for McMurphy if this is all he had...
    Should hear more at midnight when he does his full interview with SVP.

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    Urban Meyer is on paid administrative leave

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    Quote Originally Posted by gametime View Post
    Going to get ugly real quick for McMurphy if this is all he had...
    After his allegations of wrong doing by Stan Heath, that he could never prove, the Tampa Tribune finally fired him. I haven't respected him as a journalist since long before the USF/Jim Leavitt fiasco.

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    Urban just needs to fake a heart attack and let all this blow over.

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