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Group rallies in support of OSU football, Urban Meyer

Group rallies in support of OSU football, Urban Meyer”

An online petition hopes it will draw enough attention to "save" Ohio State University football coach Urban Meyer over what he knew and did about domestic abuse accusations against a former assistant. "I don't want to talk about that", Hamms said. "You don't get fired for lying to the media".

Meyer was put on administrative leave last week after a report surfaced containing text messages that suggested Meyer was aware of 2015 domestic violence allegations against former Ohio State receivers coach Zach Smith.

Smith, who has not been criminally charged or convicted, denied assaulting his wife and said any physical injuries she might have suffered were the result of him defending himself.

While one sign simply reads "We Love Coach URBAN" and another mocks the "Me Too" movement, many of them took aim at ESPN, which had nothing to do with the reporting that led to the investigation into Meyer. Several of her anecdotes allege that a few of Meyer's assistant coaches, as well as his wife, Shelley, knew about Zach Smith's history of domestic abuse.

According to Hamms' post, the goal of the event is "to show our positive support for Ohio State Football players, coaches, Urban Meyer and their families".

Considering the issue at hand is domestic violence, that's an extremely awful look.

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

On Sunday night, the university announced that it expects to conclude its investigation of Meyer for how he handled the dismissal of former assistant coach Zach Smith within the next 14 days.

As of early Monday, the petition had garnered almost 20,000 signatures and its goal was to get to 25,000 signatures.

Smith was part of Meyer's staff at Florida from 2005-09 and at Ohio State from 2012-17. They wanted to protect their program.



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