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Buster Gammons

Thursday, August 23, 2018

Urban Meyer and Gloria Gaynor -- They Will Survive

Smith and Meyer face the media
After a full day of deliberations with the Trustees, Ohio State University President Michael Drake announced penalties for Head Coach Urban Meyer and Athletic Director Gene Smith for mishandling a spousal abuse case.  Meyer is suspended for the first three games of the season without pay, and Smith is suspended for two weeks without pay.

All things considered, the sanctions are fair and reasonable.  Rabid Buck-Nut fanatics will disagree, but Urban should consider himself very lucky.  OSU could have made an example of him.  He could easily have been fired.  He bungled this entire episode, including yesterday's press conference.  He apologized to the Buckeye faithful without apologizing to or mentioning Courtney Smith, the abused woman.  When asked about her, all he could say was, "I'm sorry we're in this situation."  Pretty weak.

Even with his sparkling W-L record, like Gloria Gaynor, at first he was afraid, he was petrified.  But the W's carry a lot of weight and now Urban knows he will survive.  And the AD will survive, and so will the football team and the university. 

Now, about that Dr. Richard Strauss scandal . . .

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