Report: Ohio State trustees, president at odds over Urban Meyer punishment
The Ohio State Board of Trustees appears to be at odds with the school president on how to proceed with coach Urban Meyer, according to a report.
Dave Biddle of Bucknuts reported Wednesday that, as Wednesday’s marathon meeting goes on, the trustees want Meyer reinstated immediately, while president Michael Drake is pushing for some sort of suspension. No consensus has apparently been reached at this time.
CliffsNotes version (from what I've been told): Ohio State's BoT wants to reinstate Urban Meyer immediately. University president Michael Drake is balking at that; wants Meyer to serve a suspension. Meyer refuses to serve suspension since he thinks he did nothing wrong. #Buckeyes
— Dave Biddle (@davebiddle) August 22, 2018
One thing that is clear is that Meyer does not appear to be in any danger of losing his job over his handling of Zach Smith’s allegations. A suspension had been viewed as the most likely solution, but it appears increasingly likely that he won’t even get that, and the school may simply write off his administrative leave as “time served.”