Ohio State football coach Urban Meyer will be suspended for the first 3 games of the 2018 season without pay.  He will be allowed to rejoin the program on September 2nd, but cannot coach those three games.

The suspension comes from the two week investigation into allegations Meyer and others in the athletic program mishandled domestic assault accusations against former wide receivers coach Zach Smith.

OSU athletic director Gene Smith was also suspended without pay.  His will last from August 31 to September 16.

The 5th ranked Buckeyes will face Oregon State, Rutgers and TCU while Urban Meyer will be suspended.

Meyer had been suspended since August 1, shortly after Zach Smith's ex-wife, Courtney Smith, said in an interview with publication Stadium the she believed Meyer and others within the football program knew about the abuse at the hands of her ex-husband and did nothing about trying to stop it.  Zach Smith was fired by Meyer on July 23 after a report by college football reporter Brett McMurphy brought the past allegations of abuse to light.