New Details Have Emerged From Urban Meyer’s Deleted Text Messages

first_imgA closeup of Urban Meyer during an Ohio State football game.GLENDALE, AZ – JANUARY 01: Head coach Urban Meyer of the Ohio State Buckeyes on the sidelines during the BattleFrog Fiesta Bowl against the Notre Dame Fighting Irish at University of Phoenix Stadium on January 1, 2016 in Glendale, Arizona. (Photo by Christian Petersen/Getty Images)New details have emerged concerning the alleged deleted text messages on Urban Meyer’s phone. Messages were allegedly deleted prior to Ohio State’s investigation into its head coach for his handling of domestic violence allegations against now-fired assistant coach Zach Smith.Meyer, of course, has been suspended for the first three games of the 2018 season as a result of the investigation. He’s one game into that suspension. Meyer has already been able to return to practice.USA TODAY published today an update on the deleted text messages.Here is the latest:Nobody involved is answering questions about it now, two weeks after his three-game suspension was announced by Ohio State.Not Ohio State. Not Meyer’s legal team. Not the lead investigator in the case.Over the past 10 days, USA TODAY Sports asked each: Was Meyer asked if he deleted text messages on his phone? If so, how did he respond?And if Ohio State didn’t ask him about this, why not?The lone response came from Ohio State spokesman Chris Davey, who said Tuesday he was looking into it but didn’t know if he was going to be able to answer it.Questions have emerged about the legality of Urban Meyer’s alleged deleting of text messages. He allegedly discussed the concept of deleting text messages with one of his right-hand men at Ohio State.It’s unclear if Urban Meyer was asked about any deleted text messages by Ohio State during the investigation and/or why he did it. It’s also unclear if we’re going to learn anything further about this.Still, it’s clear that questions are going to continue to be asked. And, at a certain point, Meyer is probably going to have to answer them.Ohio State is set to host Rutgers on Saturday. Kickoff is set for 3:30 p.m. E.T. on BTN.last_img read more