ESPN Reporter Shares New Update On Ohio State’s Urban Meyer Investigation

first_imgA closeup of Urban Meyer wearing a black Ohio State jacket.COLUMBUS, OH – SEPTEMBER 19: Head Coach Urban Meyer of the Ohio State Buckeyes prior to the game Northern Illinois Huskies at Ohio Stadium on September 19, 2015 in Columbus, Ohio. (Photo by Andrew Weber/Getty Images)Ohio State’s Board of Trustees were verbally briefed on the findings of the investigation into Urban Meyer and his handling of domestic violence allegations against now-fired assistant coach Zach Smith on Monday. Wednesday morning, the BOT will meet to discuss personnel decisions.There has been some talk on social media of this “verbal briefing,” with some questioning why a written report wouldn’t be published.College football insider Brett McMurphy said it was “troubling” that Ohio State was doing this.“What I find there to be very troubling is that Ohio State is using a verbal recap of their investigation so that nothing will be available via public records, I give credit to Maryland who’s on record saying they will be transparent in their investigation,” McMurphy said this morning.”What I find there to be very troubling is that Ohio State is using a verbal recap of their investigation so that nothing will be available via public records, I give credit to Maryland who’s on record saying they will be transparent in their investigation” – @Brett_McMurphy— Peter Burns (@PeterBurnsESPN) August 21, 2018Ohio State, though, does plan to release a public report on its Urban Meyer investigation.ESPN’s Dan Murphy shared this news this afternoon.“Ohio State does plan to share a written report and the public records the investigative group used in its review when a decision is made, or perhaps even before the final decision comes. Verbal recap was only for Monday’s informal meeting,” he tweeted.Ohio State does plan to share a written report and the public records the investigative group used in its review when a decision is made, or perhaps even before the final decision comes. Verbal recap was only for Monday’s informal meeting. https://t.co/9Mk2yOZvj3— Dan Murphy (@DanMurphyESPN) August 21, 2018Ohio State’s Board of Trustees meeting regarding Urban Meyer is taking place at 9 a.m. E.T. A decision on Meyer is expected to be announced either later that day or on Thursday.The Columbus Dispatch has reported that the “likely recommendation” for a punishment is a suspension.“Two sources connected to the investigation said the likely recommendation is a suspension for Meyer. Drake and the board could also opt for a “time served” punishment since Meyer has been removed from football activities for more than two weeks,” The Dispatch reports.Stay tuned.last_img

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