Urban Meyer on leave as Ohio State investigates what he knew about allegations against ex-assistant
Ohio State University placed its head football coach, Urban Meyer, on paid administrative leave on Wednesday as it investigates whether he was aware of domestic violence allegations against fired assistant coach Zach Smith.
"The university is conducting an investigation into these allegations," Ohio State said. Ryan Day, who has been the team's offensive coordinator, will be acting head football coach while Meyer is on leave.
"We are focused on supporting our players and on getting to the truth as expeditiously as possible," the university said.
Meyer said in a statement that he and Gene Smith, Ohio State's athletic director, "Agree that being on leave during this inquiry will facilitate its completion. This allows the team to conduct training camp with minimal distraction. I eagerly look forward to the resolution of this matter." Ref. CNN.