Petition calls for Ohio State to 'save' Urban Meyer amid investigation

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Here is a full breakdown of how Ohio State plans to conduct the investigation into Meyer and his handling of the situation. She's a former federal prosecutor and a former chairwoman of the U.S. Securities and Exchange.

"Decisions about actions, based on the findings of the investigation, will be made by the president of the university in consultation with the Board of Trustees", the statement said.

Smith was sacked on July 23 after reports emerged of multiple domestic abuse allegations involving Smith and his ex-wife Courtney.

Smith has never been criminally charged or convicted.

Last week, OSU placed Meyer on administrative leave and ordered an independent board into domestic violence allegations against fired assistant coach Zach Smith.

Meyer issued a statement Friday on Twitter admitting that he lied when he denied knowing about accusations of domestic abuse against Smith, who had been fired by Meyer the day before the Ohio State coach's claims at Big Ten Media Days.

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Smith's ex-wife Courtney Smith told Stadium that Meyer's wife knew about the incident in 2015.

The petition was designated to Ohio State athletic director Gene Smith.

Ohio State's policy on sexual misconduct says anyone who supervises faculty, staff, students or volunteers has a duty to report "when they receive a disclosure of sexual misconduct or become aware of information that would lead a reasonable person to believe that sexual misconduct may have occurred involving anyone covered under this policy".

Urban Meyer is on the hot seat and can be wrongfully fired from Ohio State it is up to us Buckeye Nation to help him not just for him but for THE Ohio State University and the great state of Ohio!

Meyer has gone 73-8 in six seasons at Ohio State, including a national championship in 2014 and two Big Ten titles after winning a pair of national titles at Florida. The Buckeyes began practice Friday with offensive coordinator Ryan Day serving as acting head coach, and no coaches or players have been made available to comment on the situation.

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