The group investigating Urban Meyer's handling of domestic violence allegations against Zach Smith hasn't reached out to the assistant coach yet.
The group investigating Urban Meyer's handling of domestic violence allegations against former assistant coach Zach Smith hasn't reached out Smith yet, reports USA Today's A.J. Perez.
According to USA Today, as of Thursday, there are no plans for Smith to be interviewed, Smith's attorney told the news organization. However, investigators have had contact with Powell, Ohio, police officials.
Ohio State announced Sunday the investigation is expected to be wrapped up within 14 days.
Meyer was placed on leave last week while the university investigates whether he knew about domestic violence allegations against the former assistant coach.
While on paid leave, Meyer is not allowed to contact any players, coaches or staff members or go on campus property. Meyer cannot use any university-issued communication devices or access his school email account, Ohio State's associate vice president for university communications, Christopher Davey, confirmed to cleveland.com.
Smith was fired July 23 after reports surfaced that his ex-wife, Courtney, filed an order of protection against him. Meyer told reporters at Big Ten media days on July 24 that he knew nothing about the allegations. Brett McMurphy reported last week that Meyer had knowledge of the allegations.
Meyer has led the Buckeyes to a 73–8 record since he took over the program in 2012. Ohio State won the 2014 national championship.