Brett McMurphy explains relevance of recent Zach Smith, Ohio State report
Brett McMurphy has been the lead reporter on the situation at Ohio State that involved alleged domestic abuse incidents against former assistant coach Zach Smith and the potential knowledge of those incidents by head coach Urban Meyer.
Over the last three weeks, McMurphy has dug deeper into the story and continued to release new information. Last week, one of McMurphy’s reports detailed the sexual history of Smith during his time at Ohio State.
So why did McMurphy think it was necessary to peel back the curtain on that information? He joined Clay Travis of the Outkick radio show to explain.
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“If you’re an Ohio State fan, you don’t like (the report) and if you’re not an Ohio State fan, you love it. The main reason I reported it is because Zach Smith was an employee at Ohio State having sex with a subordinate in the football office. He (took pictures) on a phone he conducts university business on. He was having all the items delivered, not to his personal home, but his place of employment.
“This goes toward the lack of credibility this guy has when you factor in (the other stuff). The woman he had sex with was reassigned to another department in the summer of 2015. She was reassigned after what went on, but he remained employed.
According to McMurphy’s report, Smith was having sex with a female subordinate at Ohio State and had sex items and apparel delivered to his office.
Later in his radio appearance, McMurphy was asked by Travis why he thought Meyer kept Smith on staff.
If I could ask Urban Meyer two questions, that would be one of the questions and the other question would be ‘Why did you lie about this at media days? Everything I reported about Zach Smith’s past in 2009 and 2015, somebody at Ohio State knew about this information. Or multiple people.
Meyer is still currently on administrative leave. The findings from the independent investigative team, and the announcement of Meyer’s future, should be coming from the university soon.