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THREAD: After sleeping on it, I feel the suspension is fair, warranted, and reasonable.

ZS’s conduct was outrageous. Meyer obviously had a galaxy-sized blind spot for him and gave him the benefit of the doubt far too often.

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The thing we have to keep in mind is what did Meyer know and what didn’t he know.

Meyer unquestionably knew about:

-2009 DV allegations
-Strip club visit in 2014
-Missing recruiting trips
-Late to practice
-2015 DV allegations
-Substance abuse problems

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Meyer didn’t know about:

-2013 OVI
-Office affair
-Packages delivered to WHAC
-Dick pics

But what Meyer did know about ZS should have raised red flags the size of Ohio Stadium. Loyalty to a fault here, and it eventually put OSU in a bad light.

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I will say, re 2015 incident, parsing words about failure to report doesn’t make sense to me.

T9 coordinator and GS (the people who Meyer would report to) already knew about it. Using common sense, hard to come down on Meyer for thinking the university had it covered.

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But, add to this the possible deletion of text messages. I *think* the iPhone default setting is to keep messages for a year. But the fact it was actively sought out is concerning.

Also add that Meyer didn’t bring up 2009 incident when 2015 happened. Not a good look.

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As for the B1G press conference, I genuinely don’t know what to say about Meyer.

The reports were felony arrests, and he was fixated on that. I don’t think he deliberately lied, but he needed to do better in Chicago, and he didn’t.

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Ultimately, keeping Smith on staff was a lapse in judgment by Meyer. It deserves punishment, and I think suspending him for an entire training camp and 25% of the season is appropriate.

I don’t, however, think this warranted termination.

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I think media is focused on Meyer being 73-8, but he has done enormous good for OSU.

-Raises ungodly amounts for cancer research at OSU
-Implemented Real Life Wednesdays
-Just 4 arrests in last 4 years
-Well respected in Columbus

You can’t forget all of that goodwill.

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So I think OSU fans have to accept these findings and move on.

To the media, compare this to how Alabama handled Saban’s DV gaffes (literally doing nothing), or Colorado’s handling of a similar situation (coach paid a fine), and get off my lawn.

OSU took this seriously.

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But our nightmare is now over. This has been tough. It’s kept me up at night.

And it’s finally done, and I’m still proud to be a Buckeye. Football starts in nine days.

TBDBITL will ramp into SJA and play the Navy Hymn, and we will move on.

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