Zach Smith’s attorney blames Courtney’s ‘vengeance’ for causing issues
The attorney for Zach Smith says that the former Ohio State wide receivers coach’s ex-wife Courtney is to blame for all the issues surrounding the Buckeyes.
Ohio State on Wednesday night announced a three-game suspension for head coach Urban Meyer for his mishandling of Zach Smith, who was arrested multiple times for allegedly abusing Courtney.
Zach Smith has consistently denied abusing Courtney, which led to a statement from his attorney Brad Koffel on Wednesday.
Statement from Zach Smith's attorney, Brad Koffel, with Smith's approval. pic.twitter.com/iKGjZw8xWv
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“Zach Smith married a woman he should not have married,” Koffel said in a statement. “Vengeance against her ex-husband regrettably resulted in collateral damage to Urban Meyer, Gene Smith and The Ohio State University. Trying cases in the media is a dangerous precedent for every other coach in America.”
Meyer showed very little contrition towards Courtney Smith when speaking at a press conference on Wednesday. When asked what his message to her would be, he said, “I have a message for everyone in this, I’m sorry we are in this situation.”
Urban Meyer’s message to Courtney Smith: “I have a message for everyone in this, I’m sorry we are in this situation.” Urban also said he was “not aware of Shelley’s text messages” from Courtney, detailing the abuse
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An Ohio State reporter claimed earlier this month that the accusations from Courtney are part of a revenge ploy against Zach for cheating on her.