Urban Meyer Restricted From Contact With Players, Coaches While On Leave

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COLUMBUS, Ohio — Ohio State head coach Urban Meyer has been barred from any contact with players and coaches while he is on paid administrative leave, according to Bill Landis of Cleveland.com.

Here is the direct report from Bill Landis:


Ohio State football coach Urban Meyer is not permitted any contact with players or coaches while he’s on paid administrative leave pending a university investigation. Additionally, Meyer does not have access to any university-issued communication devices or his school email account.

Meyer is also not permitted on university property, which includes the Woody Hayes Athletic Center and the football offices.

Christopher Davey, Ohio State’s associate vice president for university communications, confirmed the parameters of Meyer’s leave to cleveland.com on Thursday.


Meyer was placed on administrative leave on August 1st after a report emerged that morning stating that Meyer may have known of domestic abuse allegations against former wide receivers coach Zach Smith back in 2015.

The Ohio State University announced this past Sunday that their investigation into what Urban Meyer knew/reported about the incident should be wrapped up within 14 days.

The Ohio State football team is currently six practices into their fall training camp as they continue to prepare for the 2018 season under the leadership of interim head coach Ryan Day.

The Buckeyes open the 2018 season on September 1st at Ohio Stadium against Oregon State.


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