Ohio State 'never contacted' ex-wife of former assistant about abuse

Courtney Smith's lawyer says client never contacted by Ohio State to discuss domestic assault allegations

The attorney emphasized that Courntey is, in fact, 'a victim of domestic violence, ' adding that blaming the victim [is] unacceptable'.

Questions of Meyer's handling of the situation were raised after last month's Big Ten media day, when the three-time national champion told reporters he was only aware of allegations from 2009, when Zach Smith served as a graduate assistant under Meyer at the University of Florida.

Since then, Meyer has been placed on administrative leave and an investigation is being conducted to determine if the proper protocol was followed in reporting the allegations and, ultimately, Meyer's fate with the school. "We believe the University must prioritize the safety and well-being of others above all else".

Julia Leveridge released a statement Monday that read, in part, that "while The Ohio State University has never contracted Ms. Smith to discuss these allegations, she will fully cooperate with the university's current investigation".

The attorney also said in the statement that Courtney Smith is grateful for the support she's received and shot down some instances of "misinformation that has been circulating".

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Ohio State fan Jeff Hamms, who organized the event on his Facebook page, took center stage at the rally, leading the roughly 200 fans in "Urban Meyer" chants while others stood by with their pro-Meyer and anti-ESPN signs, including one that mocked the Me Too movement.

It's unclear, of course, if the smaller raise had anything to do with the domestic violence accusations against Smith in 2015.

After Courtney Smith went public last week, claiming she had told Meyer's wife Shelley about the abuse in 2015, the Buckeyes head coach changed his story in a statement. Meyer blamed his initial lies on inadequate preparation in the statement and said he reported the 2015 accusation to the proper channels. Numerous attendees at the rally had signs blaming ESPN, a media company that has had little role in the original reporting of the saga.

Nick Bromberg is a writer for Yahoo Sports.

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