Let’s cut to the chase in the Urban Meyer story now unfolding at THE Ohio State University.

Meyer, who has three national championships, two Big Ten titles and a 73-8 record in six seasons In Columbus, is on paid administrative leave (more about that later) while OSU officials investigate his role in  allegations of domestic abuse that led to the ultimate firing of former assistant coach Zach Smith.

The incidents go back to 2009, when Meyer and Smith were both at Florida, but the case gained momentum last month when Smith was fired by Meyers after restraining order was filed by Courtney Smith against her now ex-husband. The rest of this article is available to subscribers only – to become a subscriber click here.