I found a good SI article (link) on the Urban statement from yesterday. It's a Rosenberg article for those who care, but he brings up a few good points that most defending Urban ignore.
- Why do we believe Urban about properly reporting? If he lied at media days, why wouldn't he lie now? If he didn't report the incident he's done regardless so why not lie to try and save his job?
- If Urban knew in 2015, why was Smith not fired or disciplined then?
- If they had a reason to keep Smith in 2015, why was he fired in July? He wasn't fired immediately after his trespassing charge (a statement was released the day after by OSU and he wasn't fired), only after the 2015 stuff went public. The timeline there doesn't work out.
- This is more my point, but Smith also hasn't been found guilty for 2015 or the trespassing incidents. So why would a trespassing arrest be enough to fire him without guilt but that wasn't the case in 09 or 15?