Sport Report: Ohio State Gave Zach Smith a Significantly Smaller Raise Than Normal After the 2015 Season

02:36  08 august  2018
02:36  08 august  2018 Source:   si.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.

And what was Ohio State athletic director Gene Smith ’s role in everything, given that Zach Smith said in his 105.7 interview that he “found out about the [ 2015 ] allegation because Gene Smith told me”?

Less than three years after the 2009 arrest, Meyer hired Zach Smith at Ohio State in December of 2011. Nine reports obtained from the Powell ( Ohio ) Police Department between Jan.

Ohio State gave former assistant coach Zach Smith a $6,600 annual raise following the 2015 season, according to college football reporter Brett McMurphy.

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Smith's raise after the 2015 season was the smallest during his six-year career at Ohio State. In October 2015, Smith was investigated for domestic violence and felonious assault against his ex-wife, Courtney Smith.

Ohio State's Meyer put on leave, investigation opened

  Ohio State's Meyer put on leave, investigation opened Ohio State has placed coach Urban Meyer on paid administrative leave while it investigates claims by the ex-wife of a recently fired assistant coach that Meyer's wife knew of allegations of the former assistant's abusive behavior. Load Error

After a 2009 arrest at Florida, Zach Smith was never arrested for any incident involving his ex-wife during his tenure at Ohio State — according to a revised 2015 report from the Powell ( Ohio ) Police Department.

Not with the Zach Smith fallout. Not with potential Title IX violations. "The Ohio State University is bigger than all of us, so you have to do what's right by them," he said. College football top-25 season previews: What to expect from each team in 2018.

During his second season, 2013, Zach made $155,000 and received a 10 percent raise the following year ($170,000), reports McMurphy. Zach's salary jumped up to $220,000 prior to the start of the 2015 season, but only increased three percent for the next season.

After 2016, Zach's salary continued to grow at rates similar to those before his 2015 investigation. He earned $300,000 in 2017 and $340,000 in 2018, according to McMurphy.

McMurphy's report contains a page of Smith's 2017 performance review in which "Personal Matters" is listed as an item under the "Work On" section.

Zach, Ohio State's former wide receivers coach and recruiting coordinator, was fired by the university on July 23, just days after reports surfaced that an order of protection had been filed against him by Courtney.

Ohio State AD Gene Smith remains silent amid brewing scandal

  Ohio State AD Gene Smith remains silent amid brewing scandal He has yet to speak publicly about what he knew when regarding the handling of domestic violence allegations against a former assistant football coach.Meyer, the focus of an independent investigation appointed by the OSU Board of Trustees, issued a statement Friday. In it, he clarified his handling of domestic abuse allegations made against since-fired assistant coach Zach Smith by his then-wife in 2015.

Ohio State football coach Urban Meyer has insisted that he did report domestic violence allegations against then-assistant coach Zach Smith in 2015 , contradicting his statements at a press conference last week, above, when he claimed he was unaware of the accusations.

Zach Smith , who has never been convicted of any crimes, was fired last week after an Ohio court granted a domestic violence protective order to Meyer is heading into his seventh season at Ohio State , where he is 73-8 with a national title in 2014 and two Big Ten Conference championships.

As a member of Meyer's staff at Florida in 2009, Smith was arrested for aggravated battery of his wife, who was pregnant at the time. Charges were not filed in that case.

At Big Ten media days on July 24, head coach Urban Meyer said that he was unaware of the 2015 allegations against Zach but knew of the 2009 incident and passed it along to his superiors.

On August 1, McMurphy reported that Meyer knew about the domestic violence allegations against Zach. The report stated that Courtney texted photos and details of the 2015 abuse to Meyer's wife, Shelley.

Ohio State placed Meyer on paid administrative leave on August 1 and launced an investigation to determine if he knew about the allegations against Zach.

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Zach Smith had sex toys shipped to Ohio State office, report says .
Stadium reports Zach Smith took photo of his genitalia during White House visit and had $2,000 worth of sex paraphernalia sent to Ohio State offices.Stadium reported that Smith, citing photos it had obtained, sent a photo from April 20, 2015 - the same date of Ohio State’s White House visit after winning the 2014 national title - where his penis could be seen alongside a towel that had the Seal of the President of the United States.

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