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Sport Text message appears to show Zach Smith admitting to strangling ex-wife

05:55  04 august  2018
05:55  04 august  2018 Source:   yardbarker.com

Ohio State fires assistant coach Zach Smith after string of domestic violence allegations

  Ohio State fires assistant coach Zach Smith after string of domestic violence allegations Smith had a civil protection order filed against him on FridayAccording to Brett McMurphy, the protection order and a subsequent criminal trespassing charge were filed after the former Buckeyes assistant dropped their son off at his ex-wife's house, and not a pre-determined public place -- a violation of another criminal trespass charge. Multiple domestic violence and battery charges in Smith's past led to the need for Zach Smith to meet Courtney Smith in public.

Newly released text messages from Zach Smith 's ex - wife appear to show the ex-Ohio State assistant coach apologizing for strangling her during a trip to Mexico in 2015. Courtney Smith released the messages to college football reporter Brett McMurphy

Brett McMurphy revealed texts between Zach Smith and his wife Courtney which seem to show Smith admitting to domestic abuse, per a tweet on Friday afternoon. In the tweet, Smith admits to having strangled his wife on a trip to Punta Cana.

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A newly-released text message allegedly between Zach Smith and his ex-wife Courtney appears to show the former Ohio State assistant coach admitting to strangling her.

Smith went on the radio Friday and publicly denied ever abusing his ex-wife while they were together.

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In response to Smith defiantly saying he had never abused Courtney, reporter Brett McMurphy, who has been at the forefront in reporting this story, released a new text message conversation. The messages allegedly took place between Zach and Courtney. In the exchange, Courtney references two times that Zach had picked her up by her neck and strangled her. “The abuse got worse bc u couldn’t stand me catching u in ur lies,” she says.

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Newly released text messages from Zach Smith 's ex - wife appear to show the ex-Ohio State assistant coach apologizing for strangling her during a trip to Mexico in 2015. Courtney Smith released the messages to college football reporter Brett McMurphy

Disgraced former wide receivers coach Zach Smith asked us to believe the neck of his ex - wife ran right into his hands. As Smith was defending himself Friday, McMurphy tweeted a screenshot of a text message conversation. It appeared to show Smith admitting he strangled his wife while on

The other person in the conversation did not deny the charges, but simply responded, “I know!!!!!”

If those text messages are authentic, they would certainly damage Zach Smith’s side of the story. He claims to have never abused his wife despite a history of allegations suggesting otherwise. The person responding in those text messages did not even dispute the strangling claims.

Not only did Smith go on the radio Friday to defend himself, but Urban Meyer also issued a statement to defend his actions. Meyer is now admitting to reporting what he knew about the 2015 incidents involving Smith to his superiors, contrary to what he said at Big Ten Media Days last week.

Ex-Ohio State assistant Zach Smith was arrested for drunk driving in 2013 .
Former Ohio State assistant football coach Zach Smith has been in trouble with the law on numerous occasions over the past decade, and his rap sheet apparently includes more than just instances of domestic violence. Smith, who was recently fired by Urban Meyer after allegations against him were uncovered, was arrested in 2015 on suspicion of operating a motor vehicle while intoxicated in Dublin, Ohio. Kyle Rowland of The Blade reports that the charge was later reduced and he was found guilty of physical control, a first-degree misdemeanor.

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