Zach Smith was WRs coach at Ohio State before domestic violence allegations led to his firing in July.

Former Ohio State assistant Zach Smith goes on Twitter offensive, blasts media

Zach Smith, the former Ohio State football assistant coach whose behavior ended up getting Urban Meyer suspended, blasted college football reporter Brett McMurphy and other media members in a Twitter tirade Wednesday afternoon. 

Smith was fired in late July after McMurphy brought to light accusations he had abused his wife in 2009 and ‘15. 

Although charges were dropped in 2009 and never brought in ‘15, Meyer cited “an accumulation of events” for terminating Smith, including a trespassing charge and a restraining order being granted against him. 

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Ultimately an independent investigation commissioned by Ohio State found that Meyer had appropriately handled the domestic violence accusation but failed to properly manage Smith in light of  “a pattern of troubling behavior” including “promiscuous and embarrassing sexual behavior, drug abuse, truancy, dishonesty, financial irresponsibility, a possible NCAA violation, and a lengthy police investigation into allegations of criminal domestic violence and cyber crimes.” 

 

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