Ohio State athletic director Gene Smith is taking a week vacation, even as the investigation into head coach Urban Meyer progresses.

Taking a vacation in the middle of an investigation involving one of the most high-profile coaches in America is an interesting decision by Smith, especially since he has yet to comment on the situation.

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Lu Ann Stoia of ABC 6 News in Columbus had the report.

Smith will be available to discuss with the investigative team if necessary, according to ABC 6:

“He is available to speak with the investigative team. The university is focused on supporting our student-athletes as they prepare for the upcoming semester. We can’t comment further during the pending investigation,” said (Ben) Johnson on Thursday afternoon in an e-mail.

Ohio State set a 14-day timetable on the investigation into Meyer and what he may have known about the domestic violence incident involving former Ohio State assistant Zach Smith.

Meyer is still on paid administrative leave.