In the days since suspended Ohio State University football coach Urban Meyer found himself sitting on the hot seat over allegations that he knew of domestic violence accusations against a now former assistant coach but did nothing about it, I’ve been somewhat surprised over the venom unleashed at him by most in the national sports media.
While to me Urban Meyer is neither the savior or the antichrist, it seems that most of the people behind microphones with national platforms are quite certain he is the latter.
To me it appears there’s a bit of payback going on because many in the national media have found him unapproachable, and even uncooperative, during his coaching career.
Like many in his profession, Meyer has gained a reputation of keeping a tight reign on publicity regarding his teams, and that obviously rubs many in the media business the wrong way.
I suspect somewhere in between what we’ve heard so far, and what comes out of an ongoing investigation, lies the truth about what Meyer knew…when he knew it…and who he told what he knew.
If Meyer loses his job, I have a strong feeling that he will not be alone.
That’s the way I see it.