Ohio State introduced Wednesday it has positioned head soccer coach City Meyer on paid go away whereas the college investigates accusations that he knew a couple of 2015 home violence allegation towards former assistant soccer coach Zach Smith.
Smith’s ex-wife, Courtney Smith, advised Stadium that a number of folks near Meyer, together with his spouse Shelley, have been conscious of what occurred, and she or he believes Meyer “knew, and as an alternative he selected to assist the abuser and allow the abuser and imagine no matter story Zach was telling everyone.” In July, Zach Smith was charged with legal trespassing after dropping his kids off at Courtney Smith’s home, which led to his firing. After Smith was let go, Meyer stated that he did not know in regards to the 2015 allegation. Courtney Smith additionally stated that following an altercation in 2009, she was advised by Hiram DeFries, particular assistant to Meyer, to not pursue fees of home violence towards her then-husband.
Ohio State’s offensive coordinator, Ryan Day, will function appearing head coach in the course of the investigation. The soccer staff begins working towards on Friday.