Urban Meyer addresses allegations against Greg Schiano
Ohio State defensive coordinator Greg Schiano was the subject of national news on Tuesday for something that occurred decades ago.
According to recently-unsealed court documents, former Penn State assistant coach Mike McQueary said in a 2014 deposition that when Schiano was on the PSU staff, he witnessed Jerry Sandusky abuse a boy in the shower.
Schiano, who was an assistant at PSU from 1990-95, already denied having any knowledge of Sandusky’s crimes.
On Wednesday, Urban Meyer addressed the allegations surrounding his head coach.
“I first heard about it several months ago and we had a long talk,” Meyer told the Toledo Blade‘s David Briggs. ”I’ve known Greg for 20-some years. I have as much respect for Greg Schiano as I do any person — not just any coach, any person. We had the chat and he told me everything that happened. He stands by his statement and we stand by his statement.”
Noteworthy is the fact that Meyer knew about the allegations before they became public information on Tuesday. Not surprising is the fact that Meyer backed Schiano.
If there was any thought that Schiano would receive some sort of punishment, Meyer’s comments appear to have cleared that up.
Schiano was hired by the Buckeyes last December. He took over for Chris Ash, who left Columbus to take the head coaching job at Columbus.