Michelle Beadle was fuming over the Ohio State handling of the suspension of Buckeyes head coach Urban Meyer. Meyer was suspended for three games this week after a university investigation determined that he had previous knowledge of domestic abuse allegations against former wide receivers coach Zach Smith.
Beadle addressed the situation on her ESPN morning show, Get Up, calling out the university and Meyer for a lack of compassion towards Courtney Smith, the ex-wife of Smith.
“You couldn’t even muster that, which tells me everything I need to know,” Beadle said. “That you have zero culpability in this and you don’t think anything wrong happened., which is why I think the entire thing is a farce.”
You can watch the video below and read the transcript of Beadle’s comments from The Big Lead.
— Get Up (@GetUpESPN) August 23, 2018
“There’s a reason why this will be the second season I don’t watch NFL and I don’t spend my Saturdays watching college football either. I believe that the sport of football has set itself up to be in a position where it shows itself in the bigger picture to not really care about women — they don’t really care about people of color, but we won’t get into that for NFL either — but as a woman I feel like a person who has been marginalized.
“And every single one of these stories that comes out, every single time, pushes me further and further away. I realize they don’t care, but for me it’s opened up my weekends. I appreciate you for giving that to me. I don’t care anymore. I’ve lost the ability to be surprised. You got three games. You could’ve been fired. They could’ve gotten away with not having to pay you a single dime. You survived it, and not only did you survive it, but you didn’t have the grace enough to at least look over the statement you were handed seven seconds before and pretend that you meant a single word in it. The entire thing is a disgrace. I’m just numb to it. I’m just ready for NBA to kick off, quite frankly. That’s what I’m here for.