Ohio State football coach Urban Meyer is reportedly looking into legal action against college football insider Brett McMurphy. McMurphy reported that Meyer attempted to cover-up a “racially charged” incident between former wide receivers coach Zach Smith and former wide receiver Trevon Grimes, who now plays for the Florida Gators.
Ohio State University issued a statement adamantly denying the report, while players also denied such an incident occurred.
“The Ohio State University unequivocally and vehemently disputes the unfounded allegations by Brett McMurphy,” Ohio State president Michael V. Drake said in a statement. “Any allegations of racism are outrageous and false. The university told McMurphy that we found no evidence to support these allegations.
“Reporting in this manner is irresponsible, inflammatory and a severe invasion of privacy of a student-athlete and his family as well as a baseless personal attack on Coach Meyer. It is regrettable that McMurphy and his employer would use such poor judgment in running this inaccurate story.”
Now, an “irate” Meyer is considering legal action against McMurphy who has consistently targeted the Buckeyes head coach with his reports. McMurphy is the reporter who brought to light the severe domestic violence allegations against Smith.
“My first reaction was irate — and the players were over-the-top irate that kind of accusation would be made. … Quite honestly, it’s the most preposterous thing I’ve ever heard,” Meyer said on the weekly Big Ten coaches teleconference, according to reporter Austin Ward.
He then added, “We are looking into legal action,” according to BuckeyeGrove.com’s Kevin Noon.
“We are looking into legal action” Meyer in response to the Brett McMurphy story. #Buckeyes
— Kevin Noon (@Kevin_Noon) November 13, 2018
This will certainly not be the last we hear about this story.