That’s who he is right there. Like I said, it was a toxic relationship.
Separately, a court hearing for Zach Smith was postponed Thursday on a domestic protection order sought by his ex-wife.
McMurphy’s report stirred a hornet’s nest, to say the least. McMurphy reported originally that Urban Meyer did indeed know of the allegations back in 2015, though in an interview with Stadium released later Wednesday, Courtney Smith could only confirm she told Shelley Meyer. In those remarks on July 24, Meyer said that members of his staff had looked into the allegations and found “nothing”, adding, “I was never told about anything, anything never came to light, never had a conversation about it, so I know nothing about that”. The university has placed Meyer on paid administrative leave.
Did Ohio State know about those? So, he took all the knowledge and skills he had and chose to become a coach instead.
While he worked closely with Meyer as the football program’s sports administrator, Jarmond did not factor into Smith’s hiring. Smith also was a graduate assistant for Meyer at Florida for five seasons. I never hit her, never got arrested, never got charged. (Meyer) looked at me: ‘If you hit her, you’re fired immediately’. “There were several times that things got out of hand between us and I can’t say [I may have been] restraining her to get out of the house”.
The case for the 2015 incident with the Smith family remains open. He was dropping off his son at his ex-wife’s apartment complex. The couple divorced in 2016.
He said Gene Smith was alerted by police about the 2015 allegations.
Smith later said “I freaked out” when he saw his wife bleeding, and said “Oh my god, are you okay?” and helped her clean up, and said “Oh my God, I didn’t mean to do that”.
“I believe it’s a private matter between two people in a marriage, unless something happened that’s illegal”, he said. He and his wife had allegedly connected with the Smiths and encouraged them to seek counseling.
Ohio State athletics came under fire again twice last month.
Smith also spoke to ESPN, saying he never hit her. Smith said after talking to police in October 2015 about the accusations against him, he returned to work. However, they were separated at that time. “Just stay away”, Courtney Smith responded. Why did he lie about not knowing about the incident? Meanwhile, Meyer argues that he was totally unaware of this incident.
In his first public statement since the suspension, Meyer now says he followed protocol in reporting the 2015 incident but “failed” in his recent comments. So, what happens to Smith now? He claims that was either to get away from her or in self-defense. Meyer fired Smith on July 23 after learning Smith had been charged with trespassing and was deemed by a judge to be a danger to his ex-wife. The Ohio State University Diving Club, where Bohonyi coached, was also named as a defendant.
Because of the nature of Shelley’s employment with Ohio State, she is bound by Title IX rules. Maybe this time, the lesson will finally stick and justice will be served.
Domestic violence against women has always been a controversial subject, but sometimes it gets swept under the rug. Some include serious individual acts, like a December 2017 accusation that neighbors saw Zach ” looking through the windows of her home, the windows of her vehicle and banging on the door of her home at 1:30 a.m. Others just reinforced the seriousness of the situation, like Courtney Smith getting pulled over for speeding and telling officers she was having domestic issues with her husband.