Urban Meyer is getting hammered for his response to what he'd say to the alleged victim
Wednesday evening’s press conference that followed the announcement that Ohio State head coach Urban Meyer would be suspended was as disastrous and awkward as one could imagine, complete with a jaw-dropping moment.
A reporter asked Meyer what he would say to Courtney Smith — the ex-wife of Zach Smith and alleged victim in the domestic violence incident in 2015 — and his response was incredibly shocking.
“I have a message for everyone in this, I’m sorry we are in this situation,” Meyer said.
Urban on what he’d say to Courtney Smith: “I’m sorry we’re in this situation.” WTF?
— Dan Wolken (@DanWolken) August 23, 2018
That’s not exactly the heartfelt message or apology that anyone had expected from Meyer. And Twitter instantly called out the Buckeyes head coach for his careless remark.
Urban Meyer probably should’ve prepared a little better for a possible question about what message he’d like to send to Courtney Smith. Because “I’m sorry we’re in this situation” is a pretty lousy message for Courtney Smith.
— Gary Parrish (@GaryParrishCBS) August 23, 2018
Urban Meyer asked about Courtney Smith:
"Well, I have a message for everyone involved. I'm sorry we're in this situation."
This means = 'I hate that it got out, not that Courtney Smith was beaten.'
— Brad Crawford (@BCrawford247) August 23, 2018
Urban Meyer doesn't sound like a man who actually gives any shits about what happened to Courtney Smith.
— Jason Kersey (@jasonkersey) August 23, 2018
It shined an ugly light on Meyer, even if it was just a misuse of words. Either way, it wasn’t a good look for the Ohio State head coach.