ToledoWolverine

July 18th, 2018 at 9:27 PM ^

I mean, I’m no fan of Zach Smith, but having fairly recently gone through a divorce, it’s easy to see this being some bullshit. Things escalate and get real petty, real fast. 

 

Not for nothing, but why does his ex wife live in an apartment? Seems like they should be able to both have houses.... just saying. 

1VaBlue1

July 18th, 2018 at 9:29 PM ^

I don't think anyone is a fan of Smith, but this charge screams setup bullshit.  If you didn't read the story linked by Space Cowboy, Smith and his ex were texting as to where to hand off the kid.  She said the clubhouse of her apartment building.  She wasn't there when he arrived, so he took the 13 yr old to her apartment.  She was waiting somewhere and snapped a picture of his car in the driveway, and called the cops on him.  She never said anything about the shared parenting stuff to the cops or prosecutors office.  She set him up in a big way.  Fuck her...

B-Nut-GoBlue

July 18th, 2018 at 10:08 PM ^

What I just read is not criminal trespassing.  There may be more but pulling up on the driveway to drop the kid off and having a picture taken of him doing said park-job...is a non-story.

Fuck Ohio St.

UMForLife

July 18th, 2018 at 11:18 PM ^

Well, that woman is a piece of work. I feel bad for the kid with shitty parents. I think parents forget the effect it has on kids. But the coach probably royally screwed her over before and I don't feel ounce of pity for him either. But that woman needs to grow up and think about her kid. 

Oh! Fuck OSU. 

Bigfoot

July 19th, 2018 at 1:39 AM ^

How is it that every OSU scandal turns into an OSU guy actually being the victim?

 

Conley: Victim

Elliott: Victim

Smith: Victim

Schiano: Victim

Webb: Victim

 

He broke a restraining order and was cited for it.  These things aren't in place without reason. So far we have heard from two people, the police and Smith's lawyer.  The police say he was warned not to break the restraining order back in January and did so four months later.  His lawyer painted a story that he was only trying to return his kids and that.....he's the real victim here.

The way this story broke was bizarre.  A new user on 247 simultaneously posted a thread on bucknuts https://247sports.com/college/ohio-state/Board/120/Contents/ZACH-SMITH-DUE-IN-COURT-TODAY--119899934/

and wolverine247: https://247sports.com/college/michigan/Board/102410/Contents/OT-Possible-intel-on-OSU-WR-coach-Zach-Smith--119899582/ 

Ohio State media likely knew about this as several posters on bucknuts knew of the incident, however the media sat on it without reporting.  Three hours after the posts linked above there was a simultaneous wave of buckeye news reports, as if a shot caller had decided, "ok, the news is out and we can't ignore this." 

 

Anytime this guy is brought up, surprising what nice things people have to say about him.  REDDIT

"Played for is a strong term because he was the wide outs coach and I was a true freshmen d-linemen on the scout team the only year he was on staff. But he did run the scout team from time to time so i had my fair share of interactions with him

Things that he would say/do to his own position group

Plenty of Homophobic slurs, racist jokes hidden under the guise that he’s the “cool young coach”, openly bragged/joked about cheating on his pregnant wife to our star players. Went out of his way to alienate underclassmen who may have been underperforming.

For example, he made a true freshmen( who ended up getting drafted at CB) Do up downs in the end zone every indy period of a camp practice one day. Because he looked “soft” in an Oklahoma drill vs a RS sophomore. Allegedly he threw a couple footballs at him too. I didn’t see that though.(and the player wouldn’t admit to it)

I’ve seen him put his hands on two players, nothing more than a shove but he shouldn’t be doing that shit at all. And probably more that I’ve forgotten about.

Edit; i made these comments before i even read the article. Who woulda thunk that him and his wife would get a divorce?"

 

Imagine if this was Jay Harbaugh.

TBuck97

July 19th, 2018 at 5:59 AM ^

Sounds a bit ridiculous. However, this will give OSU fans something to bang on their keyboards about. Will be fun to see how quickly they will compare this to what place UM finished in the big ten last year. 

umfb19

July 19th, 2018 at 5:36 PM ^

Guy was setup... believe it or not, the flagship radio station for OSU ran the story that he was arrested, when he clearly never was.  Another station in town had the lawyer call in and explain exactly what happened. He's a tool, no doubt with his trolling, but we want him around and I personally hate to see anyone, especially the kids, go through crap like this for dumb parents.   

Still can't believe the station let them to go the air, without having it confirmed... real good look for them to screw their own, just to get a headline.  

https://www.iheart.com/podcast/960-Woody-Company-29346265/episode/71818-the-attorney-for-osu-29605493/