Twitter Reacts: Ohio State's Urban Meyer Under Investigation

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Ohio State University put coach Urban Meyer on leave on Wednesday while it investigates allegations the football coach knew about a 2015 domestic violence incident involving a former assistant years before the assistant was sacked last week.

Meyer's future with one of the most storied programs in college football depends on how he managed allegations that Buckeyes assistant and recruiting coordinator Zach Smith abused his ex-wife, Courtney Smith - answering the questions of what Meyer knew and when.

A contract extension given to Ohio State coach Urban Meyer in March could provide grounds for the university to fire him over the handling of a longtime assistant accused of domestic violence.

Ohio State Buckeyes head coach Urban Meyer reacts during the fourth quarter against the Iowa Hawkeyes at Kinnick Stadium in Iowa City, Iowa, U.S., November 4, 2017. Meyer said he and his wife, Shelley, addressed the incident with the Smiths, but that's about as far as it went. "I even read it myself", said Kara Reutter, parent.

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"That's at another program that I'm not going to comment on", said Herman when asked if he had discussed the Ohio State situation with the two.

When asked if he could see Meyer knowing about the alleged abuse and covering it up, Apple said he was unsure.

Meyer told reporters last week that he didn't know anything about the 2015 incident. He was one of my coaches when I played.

The extension also increased Meyer's salary to $7.6m for 2018, an $800,000 raise over what he was scheduled to earn. Zach Smith denied the allegation in a statement released by his lawyer.

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Title IX-which applies to all Ohio State University faculty-prohibits "discrimination on the basis of sex, can include sexual harassment, rape, and sexual assault". The charge was dropped because of insufficient evidence.

Zach Smith was charged in May with misdemeanor criminal trespass.

In a statement, Ohio State said it is "focused on supporting our players and on getting to the truth as expeditiously as possible".

Smith was sacked July 23 after reports surfaced that his ex-wife filed an order of protection against him. I've never had a conversation about it.

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