Urban Meyer’s family has always been very supportive of him during both the high points and low points of his career, and that has continued even as the Ohio State coach has seen his public image rapidly worsen over the past month.
Earlier this week, Jim Rome took aim at Meyer for “covering up for a piece of crap on his staff.” The longtime sports radio host repeatedly called Meyer a liar and went as far as to say he’s a “piece of garbage.”
Urban Meyer's attempt to rehab his image is ridiculous and insulting. pic.twitter.com/wHwxt60HwT
— Jim Rome (@jimrome) September 18, 2018
Meyer’s younger daughter, Gigi, did not appreciate Rome’s take. She responded to Rome’s rant on Twitter by praising her father for all the good he has done.
If only u knew the amount of impact he has had in making this world a better place. I’m sorry your perception has been swayed by the media (so reliable), but you’re only degrading someone who has actually made a difference in this broken world. You dream to be half the man he is.
— Gigi Meyer (@GG_40) September 20, 2018
Both Gigi and Urban’s older daughter, Nicki, have been ramping up their public support of the Buckeyes coach lately.
I know #BuckeyeNation knows… but if only the rest of you truly knew the type of person this man is. He’s my father. One of the most loving, caring, selfless individuals out there and I will live by that forever. pic.twitter.com/ENSk6MKWEC
— Gigi Meyer (@GG_40) September 19, 2018
— Gigi Meyer (@GG_40) September 17, 2018
Meyer was fortunate to keep his job, but he has continued to defend himself as more information surfaces about the case involving one of his ex-assistants. At this point, anyone who continues to support Meyer probably can’t have his or her mind changed. All Meyer is doing by releasing statements and conducting interviews is keeping the story in the news.