Brett McMurphy reports that Ohio State head coach Urban Meyer knew about 2015 domestic violence incident

Meyer said last week that he had no knowledge of two alleged domestic violence incidents in 2015

Jonathan Peterlin
August 01, 2018 - 5:13 pm

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Cleveland, OH (92.3 The Fan) – Brett McMurphy is reporting that Buckeyes head coach Urban Meyer knew of a 2015 domestic violence incident involving receivers coach Zach Smith.

Smith's ex-wife, Courtney, provided text messages to McMurphy that showed text messages between her and other wives of Ohio State coaches. 

Courtney opened up about the reported domestic violence. 

McMurphy was on with Bull and Fox this afternoon and says he has seen hundreds of text messages, but only went public with several photos. 

The head coach claimed last week that he had no previous knowledge of the incident.

McMurphy's report suggests that Ohio State may be in trouble with the information that has come to light. 

Ohio State may be in violation of Title IX, which states: discrimination on the basis of sex, can include sexual harassment, rape, and sexual assault. A college or university that receives federal funding may be held legally responsible when it knows about and ignores sexual harassment or assault in its programs or activities.The Ohio State University's sexual misconduct policy also may have been violated.

Smith was fired before the Big Ten media days last week.