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Urban Meyer: ‘I’m working to make sure I do a better job every day as a leader’

Prior to meeting with the local media for the first time since the night he was suspended for three games, Ohio State football coach Urban Meyer released a statement about his handling of domestic violence allegations and former assistant coach Zach Smith. 

“I want to be clear: I do not — never have and never will — condone domestic abuse,” Meyer wrote. “I’m working to make sure I do a better job every day as a leader.” 

He added that he regrets misspeaking about the allegations at Big Ten Media Days in July and his “failure to adequately manage a troubled employee. It caused people to question my commitment to our cover value of treating women with respect, and it caused them to question my honesty. For that, I am truly sorry.” 

He added he wants to reaffirm his commitment to that core value and, “What I’ve learned from this experience will make me a better manager and a better leader.” 

The release comes a day after the first of a two-part interview Meyer did with ESPN aired on the network. 

Part two was released Monday morning. 

Meyer received a six-week, three-game suspension after an independent investigation funded by the university found he did not attempt to cover up allegations Smith abused his then-wife, Courtney Smith, but that the head coach had mismanaged the employment of Smith. 

Ohio State president Dr. Michael Drake announced punishments for football coach Urban Meyer and director of athletics Gene Smith on Wednesday night.

Ohio State went 3-0 with offensive coordinator and quarterbacks coach Ryan Day serving as acting head coach, including a 40-28 win over No. 15 TCU

The fourth-ranked Buckeyes host Tulane on Saturday afternoon. 

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