Urban Meyer responds to claims made by former OSU DB Marcus Williamson
On Saturday while No. 6 Ohio State was facing off against No. 11 Utah in a high-scoring Rose Bowl game, former defensive back Marcus Williamson went on a firestorm of serious allegations against former head coach Urban Meyer during his time leading the Buckeyes.
One example of Meyer’s alleged acts was presenting a photo of Trayvon Martin as an example of Myer’s “no hoods” rule inside the team facilities. During Williamson’s thread on Twitter, former players of Meyer and teammates of Williamson went on to defend Meyer while calling out Williamson on lies.
On Sunday morning, Meyer addressed those allegations in a conversation with freelance sports writer Jeff Snook. In a post from Snook shared on Facebook, Snooke said Meyer denied the allegations from Williamson:
“Our team rule was no hats or hoodies or sunglasses of any kind but only in team meetings, just so we could see their eyes and make sure they were paying attention and not asleep,” said Meyer. “We did not, and never would show a picture of Trayvon Martin. My gosh, no. That is absolutely false and you can check with any other player on my teams during that time to confirm what I am saying. Other players know what he is saying is false. I would never do that. He is crossing the line here. It seems people are just piling on now. But that never happened.”
There have been players continuing to defend Meyer, who was the head coach of Ohio State from 2012 to 2018.
Below is Snook’s full post from Facebook.
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