On Monday, The Columbus Dispatch reported that sources close to Ohio State’s investigation of Urban Meyer told the paper that the recommended punishment for the head coach would likely be some form of suspension.

Ohio State has now responded to the report.

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“Let’s get the facts, allow the board to deliberate, and then the president of the university will announce his decision in due time,” OSU spokesman Chris Davey told The Dispatch.

The article by Lucas Sullivan and Jim Siegel notes that Davey called Monday’s comments “reckless,” but did not dispute what the statements said (that Meyer would likely be suspended in some way).

Suspension, but not termination has been a widely speculated outcome. Media pundits Paul Finebaum and Colin Cowherd both opined earlier this month that Meyer would keep his job, but face some sort of suspension. OSU insider Jeff Snook has, from the start, believed Meyer would be on the sidelines for the Buckeyes in Week 1. Online betting markets shifted in favor of Meyer keeping his job shortly after the investigation was announced.

Even if Meyer is suspended, it is possible his time on administrative leave could be considered “time served” allowing him to return to his head coaching job immediately.

Ohio State’s Board of Trustees will meet Wednesday.