Urban Meyer attended his weekly press conference on Monday, marking the first time he made a public appearance for the media since B1G Media Days in July. And the head coach addressed several issues in a lengthy first meeting.

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In his opening statement, which lasted around 15 minutes, Meyer addressed several topics, most of which related to Zach Smith, domestic violence, his suspension and his inaccurate statement at B1G Media Days.

Meyer went into great detail about the decision to hire Smith in 2012 when he first took the job at Ohio State and discussed his relationship with Smith, including the domestic violence allegations, over the years.

He was very thorough and very detailed in his explanation. Here’s what Meyer had to say about bringing Smith to Columbus, how he handled the allegations and the termination process: