Outside firm will head Meyer probe; expected to take 2 weeks

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Ohio State released a statement at 10:12 p.m. Sunday announcing that the investigation involving Urban Meyer is expected to be completed within 14 days.

An online petition hopes it will draw enough attention to "save" Ohio State University football coach Urban Meyer over what he knew and did about domestic abuse accusations against a former assistant.

"Ohio State is committed to a thorough and complete investigation", Davidson, 90, said in a statement.

The investigation's findings will be passed on to Ohio State president Michael V. Drake, who will make any decisions in consultation with the university's board of trustees, the Columbus Dispatch reported. She's a former federal prosecutor and a former chairwoman of the U.S. Securities and Exchange.

In those remarks, he claimed there was "nothing" to a report that police had twice been called to the home of former assistant Zach Smith in 2015 to respond to allegations by his then-wife, Courtney, of domestic abuse and menace by stalking.

Colleges that hired Smith after his arrest in 2009 on suspicion of aggravated battery against his pregnant wife have been asked whether they knew about that alleged incident.

Smith was sacked on July 23 after reports emerged of multiple domestic abuse allegations involving Smith and his ex-wife Courtney.

An investigation into Meyer's knowledge will take no longer than two weeks.

Grega also noted that Ezekiel Elliott's father, Stacy, drove from St. Louis to attend the rally in support of the coach. He also admitted to lying to reporters about it.

Temple released this statement on Monday: "Neither Director of Athletics Dr. Patrick Kraft [n] or head football coach Geoff Collins were at Temple University seven years ago in 2011 when Zach Smith was an assistant coach on the football staff". Smith left Temple after a season to join Meyer's staff at Ohio State.

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