COLUMBUS — The ex-wife of former Ohio State assistant coach Zach Smith says she told Buckeyes coach Urban Meyer’s wife in 2015 that her husband had assaulted her, an incident Meyer said last week he was unaware of. Courtney Smith gave an interview to Stadium and provided text messages to former ESPN reporter Brett McMurphy between her and Shelley Meyer and with the wives of other Buckeyes coaches. Courtney Smith also provided threatening texts she claims came from her ex-husband. “Shelley said...
This week, Ohio State head football coach Urban Meyer was put on paid leave after a report came out alleging he knew assistant coach Zach Smith was abusing his wife, but did nothing.
Smith's now-ex-wife Courtney spoke out about the years of alleged abuse in an interview released by Stadium on Wednesday.
She says she believes Meyer knew about the abuse because she spoke in detail about the alleged beatings to his wife, Shelley.
When asked if she thinks Meyer should be fired,...
Urban Meyer claims he didn’t know about his assistant, Zach Smith, allegedly abusing his wife in 2015, but Courtney Smith says she told the Ohio State coach’s spouse all about the alleged domestic violence.