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Ohio State President Michael Drake Asked If AD Gene Smith Is Under Investigation

first_imgA general view of Ohio State's football stadium.COLUMBUS, OH – NOVEMBER 26: A general view of Ohio Stadium prior to the game between the Michigan Wolverines and Ohio State Buckeyes on November 26, 2016 in Columbus, Ohio. (Photo by Jamie Sabau/Getty Images)Urban Meyer remains on paid administrative leave as Ohio State continues its investigation into how Meyer handled assault allegations against his former assistant Zach Smith. The investigation began after Brett McMurphy’s report alleging Meyer knew of the allegations following Meyer’s dismissal of the allegations at Big Ten Media Days.Ohio State announced a two-week timeline for the investigation, which started nearly two weeks ago. A decision from the investigative committee is likely to come soon.In a recent interview with WOSU, university president Michael Drake was asked if athletic director Gene Smith is also under investigation. Drake doesn’t appear to be getting briefed by the investigative committee.Here’s his comment. “I don’t know all the questions they’re asking or what they’re going about. I’m waiting until they come forward and then we’ll try to use that information the best way we can,” he said.Ohio State president Michael Drake asked by @WOSU Thursday if AD Gene Smith is also under investigation: “I don’t know all the questions they’re asking or what they’re going about. I’m waiting until they come forward & then we’ll try to use that information the best way we can”— Brett McMurphy (@Brett_McMurphy) August 17, 2018Drake was also asked about a potential timeline for the investigation. The Ohio State president responded the investigation “will be finished when it is finished.”Ohio State set the initial deadline for Sunday, but that appears to be a working timeline.Stay tuned for more.last_img read more

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