Word from Columbus this morning is that the Ohio State board of trustees will get the final report on the outcome of the investigation into what Buckeye’s football coach Urban Myer knew about domestic violence issues concerning a now-former assistant, when he knew, and who he told when he found out, by the end of this week.
As the saga has dragged on for the past several weeks, I’m becoming increasingly convinced that Meyer will escape the flap with perhaps a suspension and significant fine, but will stay on at OSU.
The fate of Athletic Director Gene Smith, however, seems to me to be much more in doubt.
If reports of what could be described as discretionary miscues are true, it may be impossible for him to keep his perch atop O.S.U. athletics.
Whatever the outcome, the situation that’s cast a cloud over the football program with just days to go prior to the start of the regular season needs to be resolved…and resolved quickly.
That’s the way I see it.