Is It Possible Urban Meyer Doesn’t Believe Courtney Smith Was A Victim Of Domestic Violence?

first_imgA closeup of Urban Meyer in an Ohio State windbreaker.PISCATAWAY, NJ – OCTOBER 24: Head coach Urban Meyer of the Ohio State Buckeyes during a game against the Rutgers Scarlet Knights at High Point Solutions Stadium on October 24, 2015 in Piscataway, New Jersey. (Photo by Rich Schultz /Getty Images)Urban Meyer was suspended – not fired – by Ohio State after the school’s board of trustees spent 12 hours deliberating the findings of a two-week investigation into how he handled allegations of domestic violence against former wide receivers coach Zach Smith. But Meyer has been getting trashed since the announcement – partially because of what’s in the report itself and partially because of the way he handled the press conference.Meyer, when asked what “message” he’d have for Courtney Smith, gave what many believe to be a less-than-satisfactory answer. “I have a message for everyone in this, I’m sorry we’re in this situation.”Urban Meyer probably should’ve prepared a little better for a possible question about what message he’d like to send to Courtney Smith. Because “I’m sorry we’re in this situation” is a pretty lousy message for Courtney Smith.— Gary Parrish (@GaryParrishCBS) August 23, 2018Since Meyer uttered those words, countless articles have been written, suggesting that the Ohio State coach still doesn’t “get it” when it comes to domestic violence. A number also suggest that he should have been fired.But there could be another reason Meyer didn’t apologize to Courtney Smith.Maybe he just flat-out doesn’t believe she was a victim of domestic violence.To be clear, I have no idea what Meyer believes – his actions Wednesday night left us all a little confused. But if Meyer doesn’t actually believe that Zach Smith abused his wife, he wouldn’t feel the need to apologize to her. Right? He also wouldn’t feel the need to include anything about her in his opening statement. After all, if he believes she lied, then he also believes that she’s the reason he’s in this mess.In Ohio State’s report, Shelley Meyer, Urban’s wife, is reported to have contacted the police to “seek more information” about the Zach Smith investigation. She reportedly didn’t tell Urban because she had doubts about the “veracity” of her claims.OSU findings: Shelley Meyer called the Powell police to seek more information about investigation of Zach Smith. Shelley says she didn’t relay Courtney Smith’s allegations to Urban Meyer because “she had doubts about the veracity of Courtney Smith’sallegations.”— Adam Rittenberg (@ESPNRittenberg) August 23, 2018During Meyer’s paid administrative leave, a number of his family members stayed active on Twitter – including his daughter Nicki. She retweeted a number of tweets in regards to Jeff Snook’s reports – including the one suggesting that both Zach Smith’s mother and Courtney Smith’s mother don’t believe that Courtney Smith was abused by Zach Smith.Some tweets Nicki Meyer retweeted during Urban's leave.Of course, Nicki Meyer and Urban Meyer aren’t the same person – and she may have just been defending her father during what was surely a tough time for their family. But there’s no evidence to suggest that any member of the Meyer family actually believes Courtney Smith – at least not at this point.Because of the legal aspect of the situation, we may never know what Meyer truly believes. But he certainly passed on an opportunity to show some remorse on Wednesday night, and that’s a little curious.last_img read more

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Open and closed for the Labour Day weekend

Brock University’s administrative offices will be closed for the Labour Day long weekend from Saturday, Sept. 1 to Monday, Sept. 3.However, some key areas at the University’s St. Catharines campus will remain open as per regular weekend operating hours.Sunday, Sept. 2 is also Brock’s annual Move-in Day, which will see nearly 2,400 students moved into Brock residences. As a result, departments and services such as Residences, Dining, Parking, IT Help Desk, Brock Card, Campus Store and the Walker Sports Complex will all be open throughout the day.The following campus services are open and closed on the Labour Day long weekend:Campus SecurityOfficers are available 24-7 by phoning x3200, via emergency phones on campus, by emailing [email protected] or through the Brock Mobile App. James A. Gibson LibraryClosed: Saturday, Sept. 1 to Monday, Sept. 3.Walker Sports Complex/The ZoneOpen: Saturday, Sept. 1 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., Sunday, Sept. 2 from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. and Monday, Sept. 3 from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.Food establishmentsAll food services locations will be closed on Saturday, Sept. 1.On Sunday, Sept. 2, Lowenberger and DeCew dining halls will be open from 5 p.m. until 1 a.m., Guernsey Market will be open from 9 a.m. until 7:30 p.m. and Thistle Tim Hortons will be open from 8:30 a.m. until 4 p.m.On Monday, Sept. 3, Lowenberger and DeCew dining halls will be open from 9:30 a.m. until 1 a.m.Campus StoreClosed: Saturday, Sept. 1.Open: Sunday, Sept. 2 from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. and Monday, Sept. 3 from noon to 4 p.m.Parking ServicesOn Saturday, Sept. 1, the Parking Services Kiosk in lot B will be open from 8 to 11 a.m.On Sunday, Sept. 2, the Parking Services office in the Campus Store will be open from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. and on Monday, Sept. 3, the Parking Services office in the Campus Store will be open from noon to 4 p.m.Beginning Saturday, Sept. 1, Zone 1 will be free on weekdays after 6 p.m. and all day on weekends. Parking is prohibited between 2 and 5 a.m. on any day.Hourly parking is available in a number of locations throughout campus. Cars with valid permits can continue to park in their designated lot.Rodman Hall Art CentreOpen: Saturday, Sept. 1 and Sunday, Sept. 2 from noon to 5 p.m.Closed: Monday, Sept. 3.Student Health ServicesWhile regular Student Health Services hours do not resume until Wednesday, Sept. 5, students can call 1-833-BROCK-33 (27625) for personal counselling beginning Sept. 1. read more

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