Buckeyes place Urban Meyer on Administrative Leave

Ohio State coach Urban Meyer was placed on paid administrative leave Wednesday as the school announced it is investigating Courtney Smith's claims that several people close to the head coach knew of a 2015 allegation of domestic violence against her ex-husband.

Offensive coordinator Ryan Day will be the team's acting head coach during the investigation.

 

"We are focused on supporting our players and on getting to the truth as expeditiously as possible," the school said in a statement.

Urban Meyer released the following statement:  

"(Athletic director) Gene (Smith) and I agree that being on leave during this inquiry will facilitate its completion. This allows the team to conduct training camp with minimal distraction. I eagerly look forward to the resolution of this matter," Meyer said in a statement.

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