Columbus Dispatch reporter Tim May is one of the names associated with Ohio State football, at least in terms of media. The longtime follower and writer of the Buckeyes has as more knowledge about the program than just about anyone else.

On Tuesday, May appeared on the Paul Finebaum Show on SEC Network to discuss the Urban Meyer situation and what he expects the outcome to be for the head coach. His response would make the fans of Ohio State smile from ear to ear.

“But the more I hear about this thing, basically the way I hear it, Urban Meyer followed the letter of the law as it’s written out by Ohio State like he said three weeks ago or two-and-a-half weeks ago,” May said. “I would not be surprised to see him – I don’t know if ‘exonerated’ is the right word because this isn’t a legal forum, but I wouldn’t be surprised to maybe see him come out of this ready to go back on the field maybe as early as Wednesday afternoon or Thursday.”

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May did continue to say that he really had no idea what the outcome would be, but Meyer returning quickly to the team wouldn’t be much of a surprise.

After explaining the potential outcome, May also talked about Meyer’s unusual podium appearance at B1G Media Days, and says he’s not sure that the head coach was lying, as some have assumed.

“I know he was responding to what had been reported the night before that there was an arrest and a charge and there was not,” May said. “He explained a week and a half later, he was aware of the allegation, but clearly the city of Powell police and Ohio State as we’ve come to find out, checked into that. I mean they looked into that and there was no arrest and charge.

“This all kind of started because Urban Meyer got sort of jacked about the fact that he had let an arrest and charge of domestic abuse go unpenalized or whatever the word you want to use there is. And that was erroneous. There was no arrest or charge there and that kind of got the fire that really got this going.”

Meyer is still on paid administrative leave but Ohio State is expected to come to a decision on the head coach’s future sometime Wednesday.