Ohio State football coach Urban Meyer was suspended for three games late Wednesday night for the way he handled domestic violence allegations against fired coach Zach Smith.
There has been plenty of debate over the past couple weeks about how Meyer’s position should be handled, and it didn’t take long at all for the internet to weigh in after his suspension was handed down. Overall, people didn’t appear to be pleased. (RELATED: URBAN MEYER’S PUNISHMENT HAS BEEN ANNOUNCED. IT HAS ROCKED THE COLLEGE FOOTBALL WORLD)
— Big Ten Network (@BigTenNetwork) August 23, 2018
Urban Meyer also said he didn’t know about his wife’s text messages?! This dude is a compulsive liar.
— Clay Travis (@ClayTravis) August 23, 2018
What message do you have for Courtney Smith? Urban Meyer: “I’m sorry we’re in this situation.” Holy fuck, Urban.
— Clay Travis (@ClayTravis) August 23, 2018
What was missing from the Urban Meyer press conference?
They apologized to the team.
They apologized to the school.
They apologized to the fans.
But they never apologized to the victim.
— Phillip Bethancourt (@pbethancourt) August 23, 2018
College players get suspended longer than Urban Meyer for failed weed tests!
It’s time we admit the system is flawed and broken.
— Emmanuel Acho (@thEMANacho) August 23, 2018
Nothing but love for @OSUCoachMeyer ! Know you going to bounce back stronger than ever
— Bradley Roby (@BradRoby_1) August 23, 2018
Urban Meyer should have been fired. Full stop. That three-game suspension is a joke, because it’s non-conference garbage. Don’t pretend to take a stance. Ohio State should be ashamed. Do better.
— Matt Verderame (@MattVerderame) August 23, 2018
Paul Finebaum found Urban Meyer’s first statement after his suspension troubling. pic.twitter.com/GaOtSIGga6
— ESPN CollegeFootball (@ESPNCFB) August 23, 2018
My takeaway from the press conference: The investigation was not conducted to determine Urban Meyer’s guilt, but to determine the most viable way to save Urban Meyer’s job.
— Shane Dale (@ShaneDaleABC15) August 23, 2018
A 3 game suspension for Urban Meyer. I’m not entirely shocked but it doesn’t mean I’m not incredibly disappointed.
— Maria Martin (@Ria_Martin) August 23, 2018
— Andrew Hall (@DudeYouCrazy) August 23, 2018
Say what you want about today’s decision with Urban Meyer. But look back that tattoos and gear cost Jim Tressel his job at Ohio St.
— Matt Barrie (@MattBarrie) August 23, 2018
That was yet another despicable performance by Urban Meyer tonight.
— Chris Fedor (@ChrisFedor) August 23, 2018
Todd Gurley suspended 4-games at UGA for accepting more than $3,000 in cash for signing autographs…
Urban Meyer suspended 3-games at Ohio State for mishandling domestic assault accusations pic.twitter.com/raSGQVhF9l
— Zach Klein (@ZachKleinWSB) August 23, 2018
Discussing Urban Meyer is completely pointless.
Everyone has their minds made up. Nobody is changing it.
It’s just a social media fight waiting to happen.
— Mark Schwab (@MarkSchwab) August 23, 2018
Urban Meyer actually said his mistake was “thinking with his heart instead of his head.”? No. Not by a mile. Leaders of men think with their heart when they first protect women and don’t side with an alleged wife-beater whom you have some twisted football-family bond with.
— Mike Wise (@MikeWiseguy) August 23, 2018
As some have pointed out to me tonight —>Urban Meyer suspended for 3 games for mishandling domestic abuse reporting and the NCAA has done things like suspend Todd Gurley for 4 games in 2014 for selling autographs & AJ Green 4 games for selling a jersey
— Kevin Faigle (@kevinfaiglewrdw) August 23, 2018
I can’t say that I’m surprised that this is the reaction. I’m not going to say whether or not I agree with the decision, but you knew people would be upset if his punishment was anything less than a major suspension or getting fired. (RELATED: OHIO STATE PUTS HEAD FOOTBALL COACH ON LEAVE AFTER DOMESTIC ABUSE SCANDAL. HERE’S WHAT WE KNOW)
It’s not hard to understand why people would feel that way. We’re not dealing with some minor issue here. We’re dealing with multiple allegations of domestic violence. It’s about as serious as it can get. (RELATED: THE LATEST DETAILS ABOUT THE OHIO STATE FOOTBALL INVESTIGATION SHOULD HAVE FANS VERY CONCERNED)
Now, it’ll be interesting to see how OSU does for their first three games of the season without Meyer calling the shots. Given the fact they’re playing Oregon State, Rutgers and TCU, I think they’ll be just fine.
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