Ohio State suspends football coach Urban Meyer three games: ‘I want to apologize’: While Urban Meyer’s suspension can be debated, one thing cannot: OSU and Meyer botched their reaction and explanation of the decision.
COLUMBUS, Ohio — Ohio State suspended its national championship football coach Urban Meyer for three games after the school investigated his handling of allegations of domestic abuse involving one of his former assistant coaches.
The announcement comes after the school’s Board of Trustees appointed an independent panel to oversee a two-week investigation of Meyer and what he knew about domestic abuse allegations against former wide receivers coach Zach Smith. The board reviewed the report and discussed its actions for nearly 11 hours on Wednesday.
Meyer, who will miss games against Oregon State, Rutgers, and TCU, is suspended without pay. He has been on paid leave since Aug. 1.
He cannot work with the team at all through the Oregon State game. After that, he can coach practices but cannot beat the next two games.
“I appreciate the opportunity to learn from a mistake,” Meyer said at a press conference. “There were red flags (with Zach Smith). I wish I did a better job knowing things and finding out things. I wish people told me more things. . . . I wish I had known more.
“I want to apologize to the Buckeye Nation. I followed my heart and not my head. … At each juncture, I gave Zach the benefit of the doubt.”
Athletic director Gene Smith also was suspended from Aug. 31 to Sept. 16. “I have ultimate authority and oversight and I’m accountable for the athletic department, and in particular, the football program,” Gene Smith said. “I could have done a better job in this particular instance.”
According to the report: “Although neither Urban Meyer nor Gene Smith condoned or covered up the alleged domestic abuse by Zach Smith, they failed to take sufficient management activities relating to Zach Smith’s misconduct and retained an Assistant Coach who was not performing as an appropriate role model for OSU student-athletes. Permitting such misconduct to continue is not consistent with the values of the University and reflects poorly on Coach Meyer, Athletic Director Smith, and the University. Their handling of this matter did not exhibit the kind of leadership and high standards that we expect of our Athletic Director, Head Coach, Assistant Coaches and all on the football staff.”
During his administrative leave, Meyer was barred from coming on campus. But he was seen entering the building early in the trustees’ session. His wife, Shelley, arrived around 2:30.
Zach Smith was accused of abuse by his ex-wife on several occasions, most recently in 2015. Meyer initially denied knowledge of the alleged 2015 incident during an appearance at Big Ten Conference media days in July. He later he admitted to previously knowing about the matter and said he followed proper reporting protocols and procedures.
In an interview for the website Stadium, Smith’s ex-wife, Courtney Smith, said she had told Meyer’s wife, Shelley, and Lindsey Voltolini, the wife of Ohio State’s director of football operations, about her ex-husband’s abusive behavior.
Among the correspondences between Smith and Shelley Meyer were photos showing bruises stemming from the 2015 incident.
Following the interview with Smith, the school’s Board of Trustees appointed an independent panel to oversee the investigation of Meyer.
Ryan Day, offensive coordinator and quarterbacks coach, is serving as interim head coach.
Across multiple stops, each more successful than the last, Meyer’s coaching career has been a contradiction of near-unparalleled success marred by bouts of controversy.
At Florida, where Meyer led the Gators to national championships in 2006 and 2008, his program dominated the Southeastern Conference yet too often found itself in the headlines for player misconduct. Off the field, a program that seemed invincible was anything but.
Thirty-one players were arrested during Meyer’s tenure, which spanned from 2005-10. A report by Sporting News detailed an altercation between Florida assistant coach Billy Gonzales and star receiver Percy Harvin, which saw Harvin grab Gonzales by the throat and tackle him to the ground before being separated by two assistants.
Another one of Meyer’s stars at Florida, tight end Aaron Hernandez, was involved in two incidents during his time with the Gators, both in 2007. In one, Hernandez punched a restaurant employee in the side of the head, rupturing the individual’s eardrum. In the other, Hernandez was viewed as a person of interest in a shooting that occurred after a night at a local nightclub.
In 2013, Hernandez was arrested and charged in the murder of an acquaintance in North Attleborough, Mass. Hernandez was found guilty of first-degree murder in 2015.
On the field, on the other hand, Meyer led Florida back to prominence after a brief dip following the retirement of former head coach Steve Spurrier.
Led by quarterback Tim Tebow, the Gators won the national championship in both 2006 and 2008, finished No. 3 in the Amway Coaches Poll in 2009 and finished lower than 16th nationally just once, in Meyer’s final season in 2010.
Meyer nearly retired in the winter of 2009, after a health scare involving chest pains following the recent conference championship game and a desire to spend more time with his family. He officially stepped down on Dec. 9, 2010, with a 65-15 record at the school, and spent the 2011 season as an analyst for ESPN.
“At the end of the day, I’m very convinced that you’re going to be judged on how you are as a husband and as a father and not on how many bowl games we won,” Meyer said at the time.
But it wasn’t long before he returned to coaching. A native of Ashtabula, Ohio, Meyer was hired by Ohio State in late November of 2011, and immediately moved the Buckeyes into elite company: OSU went 12-0 in his debut season, in 2012, though the Buckeyes were ineligible for the postseason due to sanctions stemming from the Jim Tressel era.
Of Meyer’s six teams, just one, in 2013, finished outside the top 10 of the Coaches Poll. The 2014 team claimed the inaugural College Football Playoff national championship. Each of the five Meyer-coached teams eligible for the postseason reached a New Year’s Six bowls; all six combined for just three losses in regular-season Big Ten play.
He always had a reputation for being difficult, addicted to the details, micromanaging every detail of his program, however small. At Ohio State, for instance, the desk in Meyer’s office was angled toward the door leading into the Buckeyes’ main football facility — allowing him to see who was going in and out, and when.
Yet you could never argue with the results. Meyer holds a career record of 177-31, which includes earlier, two-year stints at Bowling Green and Utah. His final team at Utah, in 2004, went 12-0 and won the Fiesta Bowl. In the history of the FBS, just three coaches have done better than Meyer’s 85.1 winning percentage.
Chris Harrison Tells Fans To Expect A ‘Turbulent’ Season From Pilot ‘Bachelor’ Peter Weber
Chris Harrison Tells Fans To Expect A ‘Turbulent’ Season From Pilot ‘Bachelor’ Peter Weber: At the start of each new season of The Bachelor, host Chris Harrison perpetually guarantees that it’ll be the foremost dramatic season nonetheless. This season, that stars young pilot Peter Weber, is anticipated to be no completely different. Harrison is telling fans to expect loads of puns and drama with one amongst the foremost common men from Hannah Brown’s season of The Bachelorette, in step with USA these days.
There were loads of jokes related to Weber throughout Brown’s season, most of them having to try and do with windmills. This was as a result of he and Brown infamously slept along in one throughout their fantasy suite date night, as she later discovered to the remainder of the planet. there’ll definitely be loads additional windmill and pilot jokes to return this season, doubtless worked into pick-up-lines by the ladies making an attempt to convert Weber’s heart.
“It’s a awfully sincere, emotional, pun-intended turbulent season,” Harrison aforesaid.
The show’s host went on to explain however this season are going to be notably fascinating as a result of Weber is a lot of mysterious than some World Health Organization have compete the role of the bachelor within the past. He’s not as vocal regarding what he needs.
“You had a bloke World Health Organization very doesn’t have a sort, and had a troublesome time determining specifically what he’s searching for in life. whereas that creates for nice TV, it conjointly makes for a rough ride down the road,” he explained.
Many fans square measure eager to realize what happened with Weber’s injury. although the show hasn’t airy however, the news already skint that the star of the show was burned throughout photography. Weber had a “freak accident” in Central American nation that semiconductor diode to him being hospitalized and even requiring stitches.
While the accident definitely adds to the drama of the show, Harrison admitted that it wasn’t as massive of a deal because it could appear and it didn’t keep him from photography the remainder of the show. As for a way precisely it all goes down, Harrison is remaining tight-lipped. Fans can have to be compelled to wait till Three Kings’ Day, 2020, once the new season premieres to envision what happens.
“While it appeared pretty dramatic and pretty dangerous, it wasn’t that horrifying of associate degree accident. He got some stitches and a bandage and that we touched on. Fans can have to be compelled to expect the particulars. you may ascertain thoroughly what happens, I will tell you that,” he said.
Khloe Kardashian Clears the Rumors About Tristan Thompson’s Mistress
Khloe Kardashian Clears the Rumors About Tristan Thompson’s Mistress: Socialite Khloe Kardashian took to her Instagram narrative late Tuesday night to deal with rumors that she had been Tristan Thompson’s mistress while he cheated on his pregnant girlfriend, Jordan Craig, reported The Daily Mail.
The Keeping Up With the Kardashians celebrity felt the necessity to explain her side of this story after court records released last week disclosed that Jordan maintained she found out her boyfriend had been cheating on her with Khloe per month later after learning she was pregnant in April of 2016. From the child support petition that Jordan registered in November 2018, Khloe was appointed as Tristan’s mistress.
The 34-year-old mother of one has reacted to the allegations, denying any knowledge of Tristan was in a relationship in the time she started connections with him.
“I’m disappointed that I even feel the need to post this but… I need to say my truth. Take it as you will. My truth is: I met Tristan because HE CHOSE to go on a blind date with me. A mutual friend set us up. After going on some dates, Tristan told me that he had an ex that was pregnant. Obviously, I was reluctant about us continuing to date or start a relationship.”
Khloe continued to mention that Tristan had pleaded with her not to end matters, asserting that his connection with Jordan was over before he fulfilled with the Kardashian sister. She adds that family, friends, and other individuals near the NBA star affirmed the connection was over.
Despite not knowing anything about Tristan’s supposed adultery, Khloe proceeded to apologize for causing some pain and also to plead with any girl who needs to endure as Jordan had.
“Truthfully, from the deepest parts of my soul I am sorry! I’m sorry for any pain that has been created either way. No woman deserves to go through anything like this.”
Along with asserting that Tristan was unfaithful to her, Jordan maintained in the court records that she’d endured pregnancy complications after finding out that her boyfriend had been cheating on her. But she delivered a healthy baby boy, Prince, at December 2016.
Paradoxically, the reality tv star discovered out that Tristan was cheating on her multiple girls only days before giving birth to her daughter Authentic in April of 2018.
Khloe was forgiving toward the basketball player and tried to make their relationship work regardless of the infidelity, but could not last after he had been accused of cheating with her sister Kylie Jenner’s best buddy Jordyn Woods in February of this year.
Game of Thrones Season 8 Episode 6 Leaked Download Alert!
The final episode of Game of Thrones Season 8 will air this Sunday and fans have warned to download leaked or free episodes from unauthorized websites.
We already reported at the time of episode 4 and 5 that malicious malware has been distributed by name them Game of Thrones Season 8 Downloads free.
Now, it continues several new fake websites has been opened offering free downloads of season’s episode. But most of them are fake and intended to harm users by distributing viruses.
There is only one episodes left for end of season 8 and fans are expecting more intense, epic battle, and deaths. Additionally, what will happen? And what Daenerys will do in the next episode. We also reported that there are several leaks about the final episode, explaining how the season will end. Here you can check them:
By using the popularity, bad guys are trying to steal your information.
All fans of Game of Thrones waiting for this moment from 2011, where it first knocks into T.V shows from books. But unfortunately D and D ruined the whole best show and that’s it got 45% rating from the reviews houses it is not even close to previous seasons!
Besides that, there are some stories also going viral that, after turning Dany into Mad Queen that Jon or may be Arya (with the help of Grey Worm) will kill her in next episode.
Security experts have warned that cybercriminals target pirated episodes of Game of Thrones the most. These illegal-to-download Game of Thrones episodes carry the highest risk of containing malware viruses. So if you’re trying to watch Game of Thrones through illicit means then it could leave your computer with a crippling piece of code. The malware threat was revealed by BestVPN.com and Kaspersky Lab in a study that was conducted in 2018.
Mariya Fedorova, security researcher at Kaspersky Lab, said: “Other TV shows, such as Stranger Things, WestWorld and Orange is the New Black are not as popular as Game of Thrones. “Nevertheless, they are being used in malware distribution schemes.”
While Sean McGrath, editor of BestVPN.com, said: “These are exciting times for television fans.
“Streaming services have shaken things up and we are living through a new golden age of TV programming.
“But our love of television and desire to get things instantly makes us easy targets for those who wish to do us harm.
“Malicious executable files can easily be bound to video files, which means all a user needs to do is start watching a video and their computer could be infected.
“That’s why it’s vital to run quality antivirus software, regardless of platform or operating system.”
So, be safe and play right..!
Let us know what you think about the next episode at @TheYdraft.
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