Ohio State announces 'special, independent board working group' for Urban Meyer investigation
Ohio State University has announced that a “special, independent board working group” has been formed as it related to the investigation involving Urban Meyer.
Wednesday, Meyer was placed on administrative leave after it was reported that he may have known more about the domestic violence issues involving former assistant coach Zach Smith. It was later announced that there would be an investigation into the situation.
Ohio State named the individuals who will serve on this independent working group on Thursday. The group includes Alex Fischer, Janet Porter and Alex Shumate, all current trustees. It also includes former Ohio House Speaker Jo Ann Davidson, former U.S. Deputy Attorney General Craig Morford and former U.S. Attorney for the Southern District of Ohio Carter Stewart.
On Wednesday, college football insider Brett McMurphy broke the news that Courtney Smith, the ex-wife of Zach Smith, had been texting Shelley Meyer, the wife of Urban Meyer, in regards to the alleged domestic abuse she was suffering.
Courtney Smith also informed other wives of assistant coaches at Ohio State, according to an interview.
Meyer is on paid administrative leave and Ryan Day has been promoted to interim head coach for the Buckeyes.