Ohio State, the No. 5 ranked team in college football, will begin its season Saturday with a matchup against Oregon State at noon ET. The Buckeyes' head coach, Urban Meyer, will be absent as he begins a three-game suspension. Friday morning, Meyer issued a lengthy statement on Twitter.
It appears Meyer was looking to set the record straight on why he was suspended, what all he knew at Big Ten media days, and why he didn't take action against troubled assistant coach Zach Smith sooner.
Smith's ex-wife, Courtney Smith, has accused him of domestic violence, and Meyer allegedly was aware of the accusations but did not take action against Smith. This is the third time Meyer has addressed the situation on Twitter.
Smith also logged onto Twitter earlier this week to share some of his perspective and rant against the media—particularly reporter Brett McMurphy, who broke the story. He insists he did not abuse his ex-wife and threatened to sue McMurphy.
"I will see you in court clown," he tweeted.
Others related to the incident have also come after the media for its coverage. The attorney representing Ohio State athletic director Gene Smith, for example, posted a lengthy Facebook message slamming outlets for "irresponsible" coverage.
Meyer will also miss Ohio State's games against Rutgers and Texas Christian. Meyer has won three national titles as a head coach—one with Ohio State.