While players were checking in Monday evening to the hotel where they will stay during camp, around 200 fans rallied in support of Meyer outside Ohio Stadium.
Ohio State University put a 14-day timetable on its investigation into head football coach Urban Meyer's handling of an assistant coach's alleged domestic abuse, the school announced Sunday night. "We look forward to sharing the results of this investigation and any action the university may take", Davidson said in the statement.
Offensive coordinator Ryan Day is serving as the acting head coach for the Buckeyes, who host Oregon State on September 1 in the season opener.More news: Milan reject interest in Serbian midfielder: We can't afford him
Ohio State has appointed a six-member team to coordinate the investigation and an outside law firm has been hired to conduct it.
So why are the men's accusations being so challenged and even summarily dismissed by some people before Ohio State's inquiry or several lawsuits that were filed in mid-July against the university are even close to being complete? He denied any wrongdoing and was never charged. "It's wrong that he's not on the field with his boys right now".
OSU launched its probe after Courtney Smith, who divorced Zach Smith in 2016, reportedly provided evidence that she told Meyers wife at the time of Smiths alleged abuse in 2015.More news: Kawhi Leonard speaks for first time since trade to Raptors
Smith was sacked at the end of July when college football reporter Brett McMurphy brought the allegations to light.
Meyer later said in a statement that he was not "adequately prepared to discuss these sensitive personnel issues with the media" and admitted to having knowledge of the 2015 incident. Meyer blamed his initial lies on inadequate preparation in the statement and said he reported the 2015 accusation to the proper channels.
'Ms. Smith is cautiously optimistic that The Ohio State University's investigative committee will determine if proper reporting protocol was followed upon learning of the ongoing, abuse allegations against Zach Smith, ' Leveridge said in the statement.More news: Saudi Arabia’s diplomatic dispute with Canada: An explainer
The Buckeyes open the season September 1.