Ohio State Coach Suspended for Start of Season
“I want to apologize to Buckeye Nation.” So said celebrated football coach Urban Meyer after being suspended for his handling of domestic abuse accusations against former assistant coach Zach Smith. After more than 10 hours of meetings, school officials found Meyer and his athletic director, who was also suspended, to have wrongly let abuse claims against Smith in 2015 go unreported. Meyer, who offered the alleged victim no apology, has been on paid leave since Aug. 1 and will miss the season’s first three games. He’s contracted to coach the Buckeyes until 2022.