COLUMBUS, Ohio -- Ohio State has placed head football coach Urban Meyer on paid administrative leave.
The decision comes hours after former Ohio State wide receivers coach Zach Smith's ex-wife Courtney Smith provided details of her alleged abuse, in an exclusive interview with Stadium.
The university says they are conducting an investigation into these allegations.
Quarterbacks coach Ryan Day will serve as the acting head football coach during the investigation.
Statement from The Ohio State University:
The university is conducting an investigation into these allegations. During the inquiry, Urban Meyer will be on paid administrative leave. Ryan Day will serve as acting head football coach during the investigation. We are focused on supporting our players and on getting to the truth as expeditiously as possible.
Statement from Urban Meyer:
Gene and I agree that being on leave during this inquiry will facilitate its completion. This allows the team to conduct training camp with minimal distraction. I eagerly look forward to the resolution of this matter.
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