a man holding his hand up: Zach Smith was fired by Ohio State in July.

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Zach Smith was fired by Ohio State in July.

Investigators the Ohio State Board of Trustees main the inquiry into City Meyer’s dealing with of home violence allegations made towards  Zach Smith have but to achieve out to the since-fired assistant coach, Smith’s legal professional instructed USA TODAY Sports activities on Thursday. 

The identical investigators, nevertheless, have had “very preliminary communications” with Powell, Ohio, police officers, a metropolis spokesperson instructed USA TODAY Sports activities. 

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Brad Koffel, Smith’s legal professional, mentioned in a textual content message that the investigators haven’t sought to interview his shopper and, as of Thursday afternoon, there have been no plans for Smith to be interviewed as a part of the investigation, which the varsity introduced Sunday is predicted to be wrapped up inside 14 days. 

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Smith’s spouse, Courtney, got here ahead final month to allege she was abused by Zach Smith on a number of events and a 2015 incident the place she reported to Powell police she’d been bodily assaulted was recognized to many inside Ohio State’s athletic division. 

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Megan Canavan, the director of communications for the Metropolis of Powell, mentioned the Ohio State investigators reached out of police officers on Tuesday, though “it was too early to inform why they have been on the lookout for or how they needed to proceed.”

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