Zach Smith's attorney issues insensitive response following Urban Meyer suspension
The attorney for ex-Ohio State assistant coach Zach Smith has a right to defend his client. But he overstepped some boundaries with the statement he released on Wednesday night.
Following the news that Buckeyes head coach Urban Meyer would serve a three-game suspension based on the findings from the investigation, Brad Koffel, Smith’s attorney, issued a statement in response.
USA Today reporter A.J. Perez reached out to Koffel, asking for a statement in response to Meyer’s suspension. Here’s what Koffel had to say.
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Sought comment from Zach Smith's attorney Brad Koffel on Meyer suspension and here it is:
"Zach Smith married a woman he should not have married. Vengeance against her ex-husband regrettably resulted in collateral damage to Urban Meyer, Gene Smith & The Ohio State University." pic.twitter.com/2Rjau9u0Vb
— A.J. Perez (@byajperez) August 23, 2018
That probably wasn’t the best response to the question, given the circumstances.
Producing a more thoughtful and prepared statement probably would’ve been a smart decision.