One side angle that I wanted to comment on (and my apologies if you feel this angle or thought has been retreaded, but I need to get this out)... OSU is a publicly funded educational institution. Teachers and Coaches at public institutions are held to a HIGHER MORAL standard then other professionals. I'd agree with OSU fans that this is a moral/family matter that was mishandled and misled to win games... if this was the NFL.
However, as a public school teacher/state employee... If I was to throw up in public from being drunk, I'm fired. If I get a DUI, I can be fired. If I use inappropriate language, I'm fired. If I'm accused of looking at a girl the wrong way (student or staff), I'm fired. If I have inappropriate relations or bring such paraphernalia onto campus... I'm fired. If I even google search such items while on school property, I'm fired. If someone suspects that I knew about ONE abuse incident and didn't report on it to higher authorities... I'm fired. If my boss was caught covering up ANY of those incidents, she would be fired, too.
Aside from the gross injustice that has been done to Ms. Courtney Smith... the State-Employed Zach Smith and Urban Meyer, who are working for a publicly funded educational institution would have BOTH been fired YEARS ago if they worked in any other public school setting then Football Coach. Many OSU fan's complaints come from the mindset of OSU functioning like a corporate entity, which has completely different thresholds on morality then the public educational institutions that pay millions of dollars to employ them. It is another brick in the wall of social injustice against women AND degradates the supposed mission and purpose of thee Ohio State University.