Report: Likely recommendation is suspension for Urban Meyer, or ‘time served’

Head coach Urban Meyer of the Ohio State Buckeyes watches player warm up before the game against the Nebraska Cornhuskers at Memorial Stadium on October 14, 2017 in Lincoln, Nebraska. (Photo by Steven Branscombe/Getty Images)

COLUMBUS, Ohio — The Ohio State University Board of Trustees will meet Wednesday at 9 a.m. to discuss the Urban Meyer investigation, according to the university.

The meeting will be convened in public session before going into executive session for the entire discussion on personnel matters.

According to the university, the investigative team will share its findings to the board today during an informational briefing.  Monday’s briefing is to ensure board members are prepared to discuss the matter on Wednesday.

On Friday, the university said that following deliberations with the board “and appropriate time for consideration” President Michael Drake will announce his decision.

The Columbus Dispatch reports that two sources connected to the investigation say the likely recommendation is a suspension for Meyer. The Dispatch reports Drake and the board could also opt for a “time served” punishment.

Ohio State head coach Urban Meyer was placed on paid administrative leave on August 1, and is being investigated by an independent group to determine whether or not he knew about the allegations of abuse against former assistant coach Zach Smith in 2015.

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