After meeting for several hours on Wednesday, Ohio State’s Board of Trustees announced that head coach Urban Meyer will be suspended for the first three games to start the 2018 season. That includes the highly-anticipated match up against the TCU Horned Frogs at AT&T Stadium on September 15th.
This news came down exactly three weeks after Meyer was forced to the sidelines following the investigation into what Meyer knew regarding former assistant Zach Smith’s domestic violence allegations. Meyer will also miss games against Oregon State and Rutgers.
Ohio State athletic director Gene Smith added that Meyer’s suspension is unpaid. Back on August 3rd, Meyer said in a statement that he has, “always followed proper reporting protocols and procedures when I have learned of an incident involving a student-athletic, coach or member of our staff by elevating the issues to the proper channels.”
Frankly, I wish Meyer was coaching against TCU because now if the Horned Frogs win the game, will the national pundits and media folks give it the same credibility had the win come with Meyer on the sidelines? Let’s be honest, probably not.
The TCU vs. Ohio State game is also scheduled for prime time on ABC with an 8:00 ET/7:00 CT kick off.
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