Suspended Ohio State head coach Urban Meyer has apparently been reading the negative headlines about him or checking out his Twitter mentions.

Either way, he’s obviously had enough of the criticism of his handling of the Zach Smith situation at Ohio State because he launched a fact-based Tweet on Friday morning that was certainly aimed at his detractors.

Meyer had not just one, but three points he wanted to get across, and he sure didn’t mind about being long-winded.

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Without a caption, Meyer tweeted a long statement that leaned heavily on the investigative report into the handling of Zach Smith at Ohio State, as well as quotes from the press conference in which is was announced that he had been suspended for three games.

“While I stand by my apologies to Courtney Smith, her children and everyone else, there have been a number of things reported in the media about President Drake’s decision and the Investigative Team’s report that have not been correct and must be clarified,” Meyer wrote.

He then went on to clarify, leaning on three points he obviously feels are important.

  1. He was not suspended because he know about or condoned Zach Smith’s alleged domestic abuse.
  2. He did not lie at Big Ten Media Days
  3. He wasn’t in trouble for covering anything up regarding Zach Smith’s alleged domestic violence incidents. His fault was in not taking action sooner against Smith for multiple work-related issues.

Meyer is clearly not having it and if you can’t tell there’s certainly some vitriol behind his three points. He’s adamant that at least in regards to his punishment, there’s no tie to the alleged domestic abuse and instead it’s all about him not having control of a troubled employee.

This statement will work with his defenders, certainly, but will it placate those who felt Meyer should have done more to protect Courtney Smith?

We’ll have to wait and see, but it probably won’t.