A domestic violence civil protection order was filed again Ohio State wide receivers coach Zach Smith on Friday, according to a report by Brett McMurphy.
The report cites Delaware, Ohio police and says that the order was filed by Smith’s ex-wife Courtney.
It’s the second time in a week that Smith’s relationship with his ex-wife has been in the spotlight.
Last Wednesday, he was charged with misdemeanor criminal trespassing after allegedly ignoring a warning and dropping his children off at his ex-wife’s house instead of an agreed upon public location.
The Smiths divorced in 2015.
More troubling, McMurphy’s report cites a 2009 case from when Smith worked on Urban Meyer’s staff at Florida.
From McMurphy’s report:
On June 21, 2009, according to a Gainesville (Fla.) Police Incident report, Courtney, then 24, stated her husband Zach, then 25, “picked her up by grabbing her T-shirt and threw her against the bedroom wall located upstairs in their apartment.”
Courtney told officers Zach arrived at the residence “with an unknown female co-worker that he was partying with” and Courtney “refused to have the unknown female, who Zach kept referring to as ‘baby,’ spend the night at their residence.”
Courtney stated “a verbal argument took place over the female and questions of infidelity arose. Courtney stated Zach was intoxicated and she took the female to her house. … Courtney stated when she returned to her residence, a heated argument ensued in the upstairs bedroom. Courtney stated she tried to get Zach out of her bed, which he refused and then forcefully grabbed her.”
Courtney Smith ultimately decided not to press charges in connection with the 2009 case.
Monday, Ohio State declined to comment on the report.
The school issued a statement reading, “This is a personnel matter and we don’t typically discuss such matters publicly. We are continuing to monitor.”
Meyer is scheduled to address the media at Big Ten Media Days on Tuesday.