Last night, Ohio state Head Coach Urban Meyers was placed on paid administrative leave pending an investigation into whether Meyer knew of a 2015 domestic violence incident involving ex-wide receivers coach Zach Smith and his ex-wife Courtney. The scandal exploded yesterday when college football insider Brett McMurphy posted a story to Facebook that showed text messages from Courtney Smith and coaches’ wives, including Meyer’s wife Shelley, detailing the alleged abuse from Smith. At this point, it appears the only defense for Meyer is to claim that his wife never told him, and Colin is having a hard time buying it.
Meyer has often spoken about his close relationship with his wife, and even did so at the recent B1G Media Day. It’s difficult to comprehend how the subject of an abusive staff member wouldn’t have come up at some point in the 3 years since she received the troubling texts.
As this scandal unfolds and gains downhill momentum, it reminds Colin of past scandals at Penn State and Baylor where the denial was formed around the idea that people that talk to each other every single day never once discuss the topic at the center of the controversy. The only ones that believe it are the blind defenders of the program.
Colin wasn’t buying it then, and he’s not buying it now. Unless Meyer can come up with something better, it might be over for him in Columbus.
— Herd w/Colin Cowherd (@TheHerd) August 2, 2018