Petition calls for Ohio State to 'save' Urban Meyer amid investigation


Ohio State fans rallied behind embattled coach Urban Meyer on Monday night at Ohio Stadium in Columbus.

When that announcement does arrive, TCU coaches, players and fans should know if Meyer will be on the sidelines when the Frogs take on the Buckeyes at AT&T Stadium on September 15.

Mary Jo White of the national firm Debevoise & Plimpton is leading the investigation, the university said.

"Ohio State is committed to a thorough and complete investigation", Davidson said in a statement. He requested that fans "bring signs and make them tasteful, to reflect the first-class organization of The Ohio State University and our football program". She's a former federal prosecutor and a former chairwoman of the U.S. Securities and Exchange.

Meyer was placed on paid administrative leave last week in the wake of his potential mishandling of multiple domestic violence accusations against former Buckeyes wide receivers coach Zach Smith.

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Smith has never been charged.

Meyer initially told reporters at Big Ten Media Days on July 25 that he didn't know anything about abuse allegations made by Courtney Smith in October 2015.

OSU launched its probe after Courtney Smith, who divorced Zach Smith in 2016, reportedly provided evidence that she told Meyer's wife at the time of Smith's alleged abuse in 2015. Meyer later said he had known about the incidents and had reported them to the proper authorities.

Smith denied assaulting his wife and said any physical injuries she might have suffered were the result of him defending himself. "Smith left the university following the 2011 season to take a position at Ohio State University". Bill Bradshaw, who was the athletic director when Smith was hired, is La Salle's athletic director.

Meyer on Friday issued a statement saying he followed protocol at the time of the incident, but that he "failed" when answering questions about it at media days.