Brett McMurphy has another story about the Ohio State Football program Urban Meyer and former assistant Zach Smith today, and…
Brett McMurphy has another story about the Ohio State Football program Urban Meyer and former assistant Zach Smith today, and the boy is a doozy.
It is related to novice broad recipient Trevon Grimes’s departure from the program last year. According to Grimes’s father, LeBron, Trevon called him on September 26, 2017 upset after an event of training with recipient coach Zach Smith. The father claims that his son told him that Smith used the n-word during the exchange. Grimes left the program shortly afterwards.
McMurphy says that the athletic director Gene Smith originally told him on November 2 that “After our conversation I have looked at some of your questions. We have not found any evidence that there were physical injuries or ravaged remarks between Zach Smith and Trevon Grimes, and to reinforce my previous comments to you on the phone, no racial behavior is tolerated or tolerated within our program. “An Ohio State spokesman confirmed to McMurphy that something happened, called it an” interaction “between Smith and Grimes, but denied evidence that it was physical or involved in racial lame.
Here’s their statement released today after the story was published: 1
9659005] Ohio State University undoubtedly contests and fails Brett McMurphy’s unfounded claims. Any allegations of racism are outrageous and false. The university told McMurphy that we have not found any evidence to support these claims. Reporting in this way is irresponsible, inflammatory and a serious invasion of the privacy of a student and his family as well as a groundless personal attack against Coach Meyer. It is regrettable that McMurphy and his employer would use such a bad judgment in driving this wrong story.
Several team members have already taken on Twitter to deny that any racial epithelium was used:
Trevon Grimes, now playing in Florida, declined to offer comments. McMurphy quotes three anonymous current teammates confirming that Grimes has told them about Zach Smith’s use of the breed.
History takes a twist because Grimes transferred to Florida and was immediately eligible to play this year, a move supported by Ohio State on the basis that Grimes could move closer to home because his mother was diagnosed with cancer. According to McMurphy, Urban Meyer and others from Ohio State flew to Florida to meet with Grimes on October 9th. Following a statement from AD Smith, Coach Meyer and others supported Leah Grimes and Trevon on Monday, October 9, a free day for our (players) because Leah fought with their health and they went through a very stressful time. “
LeBron Grimes, who did not attend the meeting, claims that they made the trip to Florida to meet his son because he threatened to become public with what happened.
The credibility of the father is very much in front and center of this story A University of Florida spokesman informed McMurphy “that Trevon knew I had talked with his father, LeBron, saying” Do not believe what he says “and that he had not seen or talked to his father for more than two years. “
It would be in violation of LeBron Grim’s claim to travel to see his son in September 2017 shortly after the incident. McMurphy also identifies another man, Dennis Allen, who says he traveled with his father from Indianapolis to Columbus for to help him when he went to meet his son.
Ohio State and current players circle the wagons to defend Urban Meyer and school from these recent statements, Grimes and his mother are not talking about this event and his transfer, and the father is involved in trying to reveal what he calls the truth.
On the one hand, you have the story that the Ohio state supported a player who would return home because of his mother’s health and cared enough to fly the head coach down on a game week last October It is somewhat complicated because there is a recognized “interaction” a few days before leaving the program, even if they deny any physical contact or an ol mpligt language.
On the other hand, you have an implied history that the school engaged in a trade with allowing a transfer without a waiting period, the mother’s health as a pretextualitet, instead of the story will go away.
Oh, and you have a father as the main source, as the son claims is not part of his life, and ex-wife claims are unreliable, like many Ohio State players denying that it happened as reported.
There are several questions on all pages that come out of this latest round of wild claims and allegations, and we have probably not heard the end of this.