Report: Ugly details emerge about alleged arrest of OSU's Zach Smith in 2009
Some ugly details have emerged in the case against Ohio State wide receivers coach Zach Smith, who was charged with criminal trespassing last week.
According to college football insider Brett McMurphy, Smith was arrested in 2009 for aggravated batter on his then-pregnant wife. At the time, Smith was on Urban Meyer’s staff at the University of Florida.
McMurphy reported that Smith’s wife was 8-10 weeks pregnant at the time of the alleged assault, which occurred in June of 2009. No charges were filed at the time.
Domestic violence civil order filed against Ohio State WR coach Zach Smith by his ex-wife, police told me. In 2009 when at Florida, Smith arrested for aggravated battery on his pregnant wife. Smith has been on Urban Meyer’s staff for 11 seasons at UF & OSU https://t.co/fcxi8GsWQ8
— Brett McMurphy (@Brett_McMurphy) July 23, 2018
Last week, Smith was also charged with criminal trespassing. According to McMurphy, “The criminal trespassing charge was for dropping their son off at his ex-wife’s house – and not at a pre-arranged public place – which was a violation of an earlier criminal trespass warning.”
Smith has been a member of Meyer’s staff for 11 seasons at Florida and Ohio State.