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'Amid Withering Criticism,' Urban Meyer Tweets Apology

Suspended Ohio State coach's words directed at Courtney Smith

(Newser) - Amid withering criticism of his failing to more directly address domestic abuse issues at a news conference earlier this week, suspended Ohio State coach Urban Meyer issued an apology Friday to the ex-wife of a former assistant coach who was suspected of abusing her. Meyer, who is serving a three-game... More »

Female ESPN Host: That's It, I'm Done With NFL

Michelle Beadle says league doesn't care about women

(Newser) - Michelle Beadle has some more free time on the weekends—and the ESPN pundit says she has the NFL to thank for it. The co-host of the network's Get Up! program tweeted an image of a cringing Jerry Seinfeld Wednesday along with the line: "Me, pretending to be... More »

Ohio State Suspends Urban Meyer Without Pay

'I followed my heart and not my head'

(Newser) - Ohio State head coach Urban Meyer has been punished, but not by the firing he could have faced for failing to report domestic violence allegations against former assistant coach Zach Smith. Meyer has been suspended without pay for the first three games of the season and has been banned from... More »

Urban Meyer Placed on Leave While Allegations Investigated

He may have known about domestic violence accusations involving assistant coach

(Newser) - One of college football's most successful coaches has been placed on paid leave during the investigation of allegations that could result in his firing. Ohio State says it is looking into claims that Urban Meyer was aware in 2015 of domestic violence allegations involving former assistant coach Zach Smith,... More »

89 Fires Reported After Buckeyes' Big Win

Ohio State opens post-BCS era with 42-20 win

(Newser) - "This will go down as one of the great stories in college football history," coach Urban Meyer said after the Ohio State Buckeyes won the first College Football Playoff National Championship last night, beating the Oregon Ducks 42-20 in Arlington, Texas. The Buckeyes overcame two injured Heisman contenders... More »

UF Coach May Have Helped Cover Drive-By for Hernandez

Urban Meyer also eyed in failed drug tests

(Newser) - A new investigative report in Rolling Stone reveals that while Urban Meyer was head coach at the University of Florida, Meyer may have helped to cover up a drive-by shooting, an assault, and failed drug tests for Aaron Hernandez . Meyer has long denied that he enabled Hernandez's misbehavior, Fox... More »

Urban Meyer to Coach Ohio State

Program may yet face sanctions

(Newser) - Urban Meyer is returning to coaching, taking over an Ohio State football team that likely faces NCAA sanctions, sources tell ESPN . Meyer has spent the past year as an ESPN analyst, taking a year off coaching for health reasons after winning two national championships with the Florida Gators. He asked... More »

Urban Meyer: Never Mind!

Florida football coach will take leave of absence, not resign

(Newser) - Urban Meyer, who stunned the sports world when he announced yesterday he would step down as Florida football coach, instead will take an indefinite leave of absence. Meyer, 45, cited health concerns in announcing his resignation. He could return to the Gators' helm as soon as next fall, the Gainesville ... More »

Florida Coach Urban Meyer Will Step Down, Citing Health

Gators leader will stay on through Jan. 1 Sugar Bowl

(Newser) - Urban Meyer, who coached the University of Florida to two national championships in 5 years at the helm, will step down after the Gators take on Cincinnati in the Jan. 1 Sugar Bowl. Meyer, 45, cited health concerns in announcing his resignation; he was hospitalized after suffering chest pains following... More »

Belichick Ties Strong in Florida-Bama Tilt

Coaches Meyer, Saban have deep ties to Patriots guru

(Newser) - Though he won’t be on the sidelines again until tomorrow, New England Patriots coach Bill Belichick holds the common thread in today’s matchup between college football’s top-ranked. Urban Meyer and No. 1 Florida meet Nick Saban and No. 2 Alabama—both unbeaten—for the Southeastern Conference title... More »

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