The drama in Columbus is nearing its end. No, it's not over yet, because you KNOW people on both sides are going to be freaking out about this decision at the end of the day.
Head coach Urban Meyer has been in hot water over the last few weeks due to allegedly knowing about former wide receivers coach Zach Smith physically abusing his wife. The board of trustees for Ohio State met this week to determine Meyer's fate, and a decision has been made.
The head coach will be suspended for the team's first three games without pay.
Meyer is suspended for the first three games of the season.— Bill Rabinowitz (@brdispatch) August 23, 2018
Meyer was meeting with the board for a good portion of the day on Wednesday, so it was pretty clear that he wasn't going to be fired. After a decision was reached, it was announced there would be a press conference at 8:50 p.m. ET to reveal the news.
Meyer had reportedly been refusing to serve a suspension, but that's clearly off the table. He was strong-armed and he had no choice. The least he was doing was getting suspended after being pathetically put on PAID administrative leave.
Ohio State has announced Urban Meyer will be suspended for the first 3 games of this season. pic.twitter.com/HYSjg1Bjvr— Yahoo Sports (@YahooSports) August 23, 2018
He will miss OSU's games against Oregon State, Rutgers and TCU, with the matchup against TCU on the road.
Get ready for more backlash, because you know it's coming. Was it enough? Is it too much? Expect both sides to engage in a dogfight.