Over 30,000 Ohio State Fans Sign Petition To Save Urban Meyer’s Job

    More than 30,000 Ohio State fans signed a petition to save Urban Meyer from being “wrongfully fired.”

    Meyer is currently under investigation for possible knowledge of domestic violence allegations against former assistant coach Zach Smith.

    Jeff Hamms, also known by Ohio State fans as “Tennessee Jeff,” organized the rally to prevent the firing of Ohio State’s National Championship coach.

    According to The Washington Post, “Smith was fired in July after his ex-wife obtained a protective order against him in court, and after veteran college sports reporter Brett McMurphy published reports to Facebook on the 2015 incidents, in addition to one from 2009 in which Smith was arrested for assaulting her while she was pregnant. Meyer told reporters he had known of the 2009 episode, which occurred when Smith was on his staff at the University of Florida, saying, It came back to me that what was reported wasnt actually what happened.

    Ohio State launched its investigation after Courtney Smith reportedly gave evidence that showed she told Meyer’s wife about the 2015 abuse allegations.

    Erin Ashey Simon is a writer, producer, host and contributor for The Shadow League. Host of Cheddar Esports and Grass Routes Podcast, a former college athlete who passes the time playing flag football. Simon has previous work experience at Cycle Media, REVOLT TV, The Wall Street Journal, and more. Originally from New Jersey, Simon graduated from the University of Kentucky.