Urban Meyer Has Issued A New Statement Defending Himself

first_imgA closeup of Urban Meyer during an Ohio State football game.NEW ORLEANS, LA – JANUARY 01: Head coach Urban Meyer of the Ohio State Buckeyes looks on prior to the All State Sugar Bowl against the Alabama Crimson Tide at the Mercedes-Benz Superdome on January 1, 2015 in New Orleans, Louisiana. (Photo by Kevin C. Cox/Getty Images)Ohio State head coach Urban Meyer was suspended three games last week after the school’s investigation into how he handled allegations of domestic violence against former wide receivers coach Zach Smith. Meyer’s suspension came as a result of how he handled Smith’s employment through the years.Meyer has issued numerous statements since, but Friday, he dropped another. In it, he makes three main points. It seems as if he wants to set the record straight on what exactly he’s being suspended for.We’ve transcribed the note. He issued it via Twitter a few minutes ago.“While I stand by my apologies to Courtney Smith, her children and everyone else, there have been a number of things reported in the media about President Drake’s decision and the Investigative Team’s Report that have not been correct and must be clarified.First, I was not suspended because I knew about or condoned Zach Smith’s alleged domestic abuse.On domestic violence, here is what the Lead Investigator stated at the Press Conference. “Overall, Coach Meyer impressed us with a sincere commitment to the Respect for Women core value that he espouses and tries to instill in his players.”On domestic violence, here is what the Investigative Report concluded: “We believe [Coach Meyer], as did Zach Smith, that if [Coach Meyer] ever came to learn or believe that Zach Smith had physically abused his wife, Coach Meyer would have fired Zach Smith or any other coach on the spot.”President Drake expressly stated the reason for Coach Meyer’s suspension at the August 22, 2018 Press Conference: “Based on the independent investigation, I want to state clearly that we believe Urban Meyer did not and does not condone domestic abuse. However, he did fail to take sufficient management action regarding Zach Smith and he was not as complete and accurate at Media Days and did not uphold the high standards and values of the university on that day. Therefore, Urban Meyer is suspended through September 2nd, 2018, and for the games on September 1st, 8th and 15th.”Second, as the report found and President Drake said, I did not lie at Big Ten Media Days.Regarding Big 10 Media Days, the Investigative Report Found: “And we credit that Coach Meyer, in answering reporters’ questions on July 24th was closely focused on erroneous reports that Zach Smith had been arrested on felony charges in 2015 while Coach Meyer had determined the night before not to have occurred. But his answer swept more broadly than the falsely reported arrest and Coach Meyer falsely stated he lacked knowledge of all relevant events regarding alleged domestic violence by Zach Smith in 2015. While those denials were plainly not accurate, Coach Meyer did not, in our view, deliberately lie.” “[W]e do not find that Coach Meyer’s misstatements on Big Ten Media Days were part of a deliberate cover-up for keeping Zach Smith on the coaching staff in the face of evidence of domestic violence by him that Coach Meyer or others in the Athletics Department credited….He clearly misspoke and made misstatements, but the reasons that happened are complex. Coach Meyer did not, in our view, deliberately lie.”Third, my fault was in not taking action sooner against a troubled employee about his work-related issues.Regarding my management of Zach Smith, the Lead Investigator stated: “The investigation identified multiple other examples of inappropriate conduct by Zach Smith while employed as an assistant football coach, some known by Coach Meyer and/or Gene Smith and others on the football staff. Coach Meyer and Athletic Director Smith’s efforts to help Zach Smith overcome his personal issues went too far in allowing him to remain as an employee in the face of repeated misconduct.”Here’s the tweet:pic.twitter.com/IVNDr3gZCt— Urban Meyer (@OSUCoachMeyer) August 31, 2018Meyer will miss games against Oregon State, Rutgers and TCU. He’ll be allowed to coach the team during the week for the final two of those games.last_img read more

Playboy through the decades A look at key moments in magazines history

LOS ANGELES, Calif. – Playboy has announced it will no longer run photos of completely naked women, a change that will take place in 2016. Here are some other milestones in the magazine’s history:1953The first Playboy Magazine is published in December, featuring Marilyn Monroe on the cover and in a “Sweetheart of the Month” colour nude photo inside. The magazine sells more than 50,000 copies.___1954Playboy’s second issue in January is the first to feature a “Playmate of the Month.” The term is used in a spread featuring Margie Harrison.___1955Hugh Hefner wins a lawsuit against the U.S. Post Office, which considered Playboy obscene. The magazine is granted the same second-class mailing privileges held by other magazines.___1956Marian Stafford is featured in the magazine’s first triple-page, foldout centerfold in March.___1959The first Playboy Jazz Festival is held and sells out in Chicago. Performers include Louis Armstrong, Duke Ellington and Ella Fitzgerald.Also this year, Hugh Hefner buys a home in Chicago that becomes the Playboy Mansion.___1960The first Playboy Club, staffed by Playboy Bunnies, opens in Chicago. The worldwide chain of clubs eventually will have 230,000 keyholders.___1962The magazine introduces the “Playboy Interview” with jazz legend Miles Davis.___1965Jennifer Jackson becomes the first African-American Playmate of the Month in the March issue. Jean Bell appeared on the cover of the January 1970 issue with four other Playmates. In October 1971, Darine Stern became the first African-American model featured alone on a cover.___1969Playboy opens a television and motion picture division, Playboy Productions, in Los Angeles.___1971Hefner buys a West Los Angeles estate to become Playboy Mansion West and eventually makes it his permanent home.___1972For the January issue, Marilyn Cole is the first playmate to feature full frontal nudity.Also, Playboy’s first foreign edition is launched this year in Germany. Currently, 29 editions are published in more than 50 countries.___1988Hefner’s daughter, Christie Hefner, becomes chairman and chief executive of Playboy Enterprises Inc. Hefner remains editor-in-chief of the magazine.___2009The November issue features the magazine’s first cartoon character cover model — a fetching, blue-haired Marge Simpson.Also, 60-year-old Patricia Paay becomes the oldest woman to pose for Playboy, appearing in Dutch edition for December. The oldest model to make the cover of the U.S. edition was Farah Fawcett, then 50, in 1997. The October 2006 U.S. issue featured a nude photo of Mamie Van Doren, then 75, but it was not taken by Playboy.___2015Playboy announces it will no longer run photos of completely naked women.___Sources include Playboy website. by The Associated Press Posted Oct 13, 2015 3:20 pm MDT Last Updated Oct 13, 2015 at 6:40 pm MDT AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to RedditRedditShare to 電子郵件Email This image released by Playboy shows Darine Stern on the cover of the October 1971 issue of the gentleman’s magazine. The magazine that helped usher in the sexual revolution in the 1950s and ’60s by bringing nudity into America’s living rooms announced this week that it will no longer run photos of completely naked women. Starting in March, 2016, Playboy’s print edition will still feature women in provocative poses, but they will no longer be fully nude. (Playboy via AP) Playboy through the decades: A look at key moments in magazine’s history read more