Oh that's ridiculous, he's on the same list as pedophile? People dont got no more sense anymore.
The head of the Columbus Police Department, or the Campus Police, maybe could be on that list. If its proven that the victim tried to file a police report several times, and press charges, and the police failed to do their job. What the holy **** does Urban Meyer have to do with it. Its not his job to get involved in domestic abuse cases, if the police are already informed and have chosen for whatever reason not to file charges. This is not a Sandusky/Paterno incident in which the knowledge of the police department is questionable, and so ensuring that the police department is aware of the situation becomes an ethical obligation. In this case, the police were informed -- well-informed. They had responded to several calls and complaints of domestic abuse.
They chose, for whatever reason, not to do anyhibng. Thats where the outrage should be directed, if there is any outrage to be had This is domestic abuse, a notoriously stick situation, where police can only be as helpful as the victim allows them to be. If they showed up ,and the wife refuses to press charges, there's not too much they can do about it. Nor should they. I understand the notion that victims of domestic abuse need protection, but I seriously dont caree too much for those that refuse to protect themselves, or to accept help. Before you give me the poor victimhood mentality, understand I am not saying the abuser isnt an asshole. But if the victim chooses to remain in that situation, well that her choice, as an adult. These women are not that weak, they are not that stupid. They understand what they are doing -- in most cases they are making a calculation that whats best for the family (kids included), is to to put up with it a while longer, because the asshole abuser is also the primary breadwinner, and getting him arrested may prevent him from being able to provide for the family, or even make alimony or child-support payments should it come down to it. It may be wiser to do what Courtney did in 2009, when Urban told her to consider giving The Asshole another chance, otherwise it would be the end of the Asshole's career (i.e. no more money, sweetheart). Wait a few years, see if he doesnt do it again. If he does it again and again, by waiting a few years, the savings account and his overall financial worth should have grown to the point that you can leave, take half, and live happliy ever after.
Which is what she appears to have done. But the half she took, is apparently not enough. She wants to be rich. Everything she is doing points to the idea that she is trying to win a large settlement from the University. Look who she's going after -- not the police department, but the university. The employer does not have a legal obligation to to do anything about domestic abuse, but in the realm of America's growingly retarded public opinion, somehow the employer has more responsibility to solve the situation than the ****ing police do. Knowing Ohio State wants to limit bad publicity, although Urban did nothing wrong in a legal sense (and in fact may have gotten the university sued for wrongful termination if he had fired The Asshole before criminal charges were made), she puts Urban in the impossible situation of telling his wife and giving her the go-ahead to tell Urban, and yet still not file ****ing police charges. Oh, C. Smith knew exactly what she was doing, thats a smart move, made to get a large settlement from the University. As for the University, they recognize what C. Smith is doing and are calling her bluff -- theyre gonna fire Urban Meyer for this, pretty much absolving them of the public's wrath, and thats gonna be the end of any idea about C. Smith's lawsuit -- which never really have any legal grounds whatsoever to begin with, it was the threat of a smear campaign that she was angling on. Get rid of Urban, ,get rid the smear campaign.
As for those getting on Urban, please tell me what the **** he was supposed to do, even if he did know. What, fire the guy? On what grounds, remember the smart **** had declined to press charges. IF he fires him, he actually opens himself up to wrongful termination lawsuits. Remeber, the police were aware of the situation, and had chosen not to do anyhting. How in the holy **** is the head football coach more responsible than the mother****ing police for punishing the Assshole. But look, its not like Urban liked the fact that the dude was beating his wife, and collecting a paycheck from him. Urban actually did the right thing, he waited until the The Asshole went too far, and made a mistake that resulted in actual criminal charges for trespassing, and then immediately fired him. Its not that Urban cares more about trespassing than domestic abuse, its that the trespassing charges were actually filed, giving Urban the excuse he was seeking to fire the guy.
Now Urban, asked about this situation, made a mistake and lied. He probably shouldnt have lied, ,but we can see why he lied. Not understanding that he was being thrust into the middle of potential lawsuit, he just wanted the situation to go away, and probably undestimated C. Smith and misunderstood her intentions. Her intentions, clearly, are to make a big payday off of this, somehow. So somehow, the university and Urban Meyer have to be made culpable. If he understood that at the time, he would have realized that lying about his knowledge was the worst thing he could do for himself personally, the best thing he could do for the university, ,and the one thing that C. Smith was not banking on. Now, U. Meyer is probably going to get fired, for lying. Remember, the police chose not to do anything, probably because C. SMith asked them not to do anything, but U. Meyer somehow is gonna get eaten alive for doing the exact same thing the police did. That is the state of our society, and it is a sad, sad, state.