Urban Meyer’s family angered by sign mocking his health on GameDay

1:01 | College Football
Urban Meyer's family upset by ESPN's College GameDay sign
Monday September 21st, 2015

The family of Ohio State head coach Urban Meyer is upset with ESPN’s College GameDay program after it promoted a sign making fun of Meyer’s past health issues on Twitter.

The tweet, which has since been removed, featured a sign with a picture of Auburn head coach Gus Malzahn and the words, “If this crap keeps up.. I'm gonna fake a heart attack and go join the Big 10.” The photo was accompanied by the phrase, “Here is your winner of the Most “RT’d” (and Appropriate) @pizzahut GameDay Sign of the Day from Tuscaloosa.”

Meyer was hospitalized in 2009 with chest pains and later said the he had fought depression. He took a year off from coaching before taking the job at Ohio State.

Meyer's wife Shelley and daughters Gigi and Nicki all responded to GameDay on Twitter calling its actions shameful.

Galleries From the SI.com Archives

Mouse over each photo for a pop-up view. Click to go to the gallery.

SI Apps
We've Got Apps Too
Get expert analysis, unrivaled access, and the award-winning storytelling only SI can provide — from Peter King, Tom Verducci, Lee Jenkins, Grant Wahl, Andy Staples and more — delivered straight to you, along with up-to-the-minute news and live scores.