Ohio State football: OSU shuts off media access to players, coaches
Ohio State announced on Thursday that football players and coaches will be off-limits to the media for the time being as the university conducts its investigation into head coach Urban Meyer.
The Buckeyes are set to open camp for the 2018 season on Friday under Ryan Day, who is serving as acting head coach while Meyer is on paid administrative leave.
“The university is committed to supporting our student athletes as they prepare for the upcoming semester,” Ohio State said in a statement. “Due to the ongoing investigation, football coaches and student athletes will not be available for interviews until further notice and all practices will be closed.
“We anticipate providing an update on availability Monday.”
The university had scheduled media access for Friday before its first workout at the Woody Hayes Athletic Center.
Ohio State is investigating how much Meyer knew about domestic abuse allegations by Courtney Smith, the ex-wife of former OSU receivers coach Zach Smith, who was fired July 23.