Prior to Zach Smith’s appearance on SportsCenter, he joined 105.7 The Zone radio station in Columbus, Ohio, and responded to the claims that he abused his ex-wife, Courtney.

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During the radio interview — and during the SportsCenter interview, Smith claims he never abused his ex-wife; however, CFB reporter Brett McMurphy who broke the original story story shared a text message conversation between Smith and his ex-wife in which McMurphy says Smith was admitting that he strangled his wife and apologized for the action.

Here’s the text: