Allegations of player mistreatment surface against Urban Meyer

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Project Veritas, a media company dedicated to exposing corruption, conducted interviews with some of Meyer's former players at Florida who claim the practices Meyer and his staff used were abusive. "I eagerly look forward to the resolution of this matter".

College football reporter Brett McMurphy, the same guy who broke the news about OSU wide receivers coach Zach Smith's firing following multiple allegations of domestic abuse, posted screenshots of text conversations between Zach's ex-wife Courtney and Urban Meyer's wife Shelley, photos of Courtney's injuries, along with an extensive report of his other findings on Facebook. "I said: 'That's fine, you should tell Urban"'.

Meyer discussed the situation with athletic director Gene Smith and said he was on board with the decision by the university to place him on leave.

"Shelley said she was going to have to tell Urban", Courtney Smith told Stadium said.

Zach Smith's attorney, Brad Koffel, said in a statement to ESPN on Wednesday: "Once he gets his chance to tell his side of events, don't be surprised when it is corroborated by every police who ever responded to Ms. Smith's calls". Meyer will continue to collect his $7.6 million annual salary.

Finebaum spoke more about Meyer and "arrogance".

That figure makes him not only the highest-paid state employee in OH, but the highest-paid public-school football coach in the United States. This was one of the worst: During an alleged assault in October 2015, Courtney Smith said her then-3-year-old daughter "was clinging" to her leg. Zach Smith denied the allegation in a statement released by his lawyer.

The day after Smith was sacked, Meyer was asked about the allegations during the Big Ten Conference Football Media Day.

Zach Smith also was arrested for battery of Courtney Smith in 2009 when he was on Urban Meyer's staff at Florida, an incident Meyer said last week he reported to supervisors at the time. Smith obtained a restraining order shortly after the incident but charges were never filed. Zach Smith wasn't charged in the case. I know nothing about it. He was also asked about the 2015 incident alleged by Courtney Smith. I told people to go find out for me.

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