Reporters and analysts weighed in on Urban Meyer's suspension following his handling of domestic abuse allegations against former Buckeyes assistant coach Zach Smith.
Social media was quick to react to his suspension. Meyer said he followed his heart instead of his head while addressing the media.
"I want to apologize to Buckeye nation. I followed my heart, not my head."
Urban Meyer addresses the media after being suspended by Ohio State. pic.twitter.com/pV5YVwzAUr
— SportsCenter (@SportsCenter) August 23, 2018
Key findings from the 23-page report revealed that Courtney Smith said she told Shelley Meyer in 2015 that Smith assaulted her. Urban Meyer then asked a staffer about deleting text messages more than a year old by changing the settings on his phone.
Courtney Smith told Urban Meyer’s wife she’s being abused.
Courtney Smith texted Meyer’s wife photos of the abuse.
But the investigation decides Meyer had a “good faith belief” there wasn’t “sufficient information” to report it or to discipline Zach Smith?
This is embarrassing. pic.twitter.com/JWjDtagXYv
— Randy Scott (@RandyScottESPN) August 23, 2018
What Meyer will lose during his suspension won't seem to make a dent in his pocketbook.
$437,260: What Urban Meyer made while on administrative leave during 3-week investigation, based on $7.6 million in 2018 compensation.
$291,507: What Urban Meyer will lose over his 14 suspended days without pay, based on $7.6 million in 2018 compensation.
— Darren Rovell (@darrenrovell) August 23, 2018
Meyers' lack of action and allowing Smith to continue coaching under his leadership raised questions among reporters and analysts like David Pollack.
My thoughts on Urban’s 3 game suspension. pic.twitter.com/lv6AOgipeP
— David Pollack (@davidpollack47) August 23, 2018