Former Florida coach Urban Meyer suspended for first 3 games

Ohio State's Meyer put on leave, investigation opened
Posted at 9:17 PM, Aug 22, 2018
and last updated 2018-08-22 19:11:11-04

COLUMBUS, OH (WOIO) - The Ohio State University's Board of Trustees met Wednesday to deliberate the future of football coach Urban Meyer, and school officials have reached a decision.

Meyer will be suspended for three games without pay on Saturday, Sept, 1, 8 and 15.

The full suspension will run from Aug. 31 to Sept. 16.

The Buckeyes will play Oregon State University, Rutgers and Texas Christian University on those dates.

"I should have demanded more from (Zach Smith), and should have recognized more red flags...I should have done more, and I'm sorry for that," said Meyer Wednesday night at OSU. "The suspensions are tough, but I accept them."

The 20-member board met briefly before entering a closed-door executive session to decide Meyer's fate.

The Buckeyes open the season on Sept. 1.  

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