Zach Smith’s Attorney Reportedly Sent This Text Message About Urban Meyer
LINCOLN, NE – OCTOBER 14: Head coach Urban Meyer of the Ohio State Buckeyes leaves the field after the win against the Nebraska Cornhuskers at Memorial Stadium on October 14, 2017 in Lincoln, Nebraska. (Photo by Steven Branscombe/Getty Images)The attorney for fired Ohio State assitant coach Zach Smith released a statement earlier today in regards to the new report from college football insider Brett McMurphy, in which he reports that Urban Meyer was aware of a 2015 domestic violence accusation.Brad Koffel, Smith’s attorney, released a statement to ESPN:“Zach Smith wants to be as transparent and honest as possible but it is not going to be done today through the media. It will only be after he and his ex-wife are sworn in to testify. Once he gets his chance to tell his side of events, don’t be surprised when it is corroborated by every police whoever responded to Ms. Smith’s calls.”Koffel has since sent a text message to Bill Rabinowitz, saying that Smith did not tell Urban about a criminal trespassing charge in May as a way of protecting Meyer.Zach Smith’s attorney, Brad Koffel, texted me to say that Smith didn’t tell Meyer even about this May’s criminal trespass charge as a way of protecting Meyer, even though Koffel advised him to do so.— Bill Rabinowitz (@brdispatch) August 1, 2018Smith was fired by Meyer in late July. The former assistant head coach had been with Meyer for a long time, coaching with him at Florida before joining him at Ohio State. He is related to former Ohio State coach Earle Bruce, whom Urban calls a mentor.We have yet to officially hear from Urban Meyer and Ohio State. A statement could be coming later today. Stay tuned.