With Ohio State Trustees set to meet on Wednesday to discuss the investigation of Zach Smith's domestic abuse case, it was made apparent that head coach Urban Meyer had met with investigators on more than one occasion, according to The Columbus Dispatch.
Meyer has been the subject of an investigation into the handling of domestic-abuse allegations against former assistant coach Zach Smith.
In the last few days, there's been a growing sense that Urban Meyer could very well survive and keep his job at Ohio State.
OSU football receivers coach Zach Smith was sacked last month after his ex-wife accused him of domestic violence.
Trustees discussed the decision to punish Meyer in a marathon meeting of more than 12 hours Wednesday while Meyer awaited the decision.
No timetable was given for final resolution of the matter, which has overshadowed the team's preparation for the 2018 season that begins at home September 1.
- Meyer, the athletic director and others throughout Ohio State thought it wasn't their place to do anything about allegations against Zach Smith unless law enforcement took more action like making an arrest or filing charges.
The university said factfinders briefed the board on Monday. Smith hasn't been charged or convicted of abuse, but his ex-wife Courtney Smith alleged her husband shoved her against a wall and put his hands around her neck in 2015.
Meyer was placed on paid administrative leave on August 1 after the university discovered Meyer publicly lied about his knowledge of abuse allegations against Smith in 2015.
On Tuesday, the university announced the creation of a new center to handle and respond to complaints by students, faculty and staff involving sexual harassment and domestic violence.
When asked if he had a message for Courtney Smith, Meyer said: "I have a message for everyone involved in this: I'm sorry we're in this situation".