Courtney Smith's lawyer: My client has never been contacted by Ohio State

Courtney Smith's lawyer says client never contacted by Ohio State to discuss domestic assault allegations

Courtney Smith has not been paid for any media interviews she has conducted, Leveridge said, and she has made "concerted efforts to press charges of domestic abuse" against her ex-husband.

Ohio State University put a 14-day timetable on its investigation into head football coach Urban Meyer's handling of an assistant coach's alleged domestic abuse, the school announced Sunday night. In a statement released Friday via Twitter, Meyer admitted that he knew about the 2015 incidents and insisted he followed proper protocol. A clause in Meyer's new contract, which raised his salary to $7.6 million this year and runs through 2022, requires him to "report to Ohio State's Title IX athletics any known violations" of the sexual misconduct policy involving students, faculty or staff at the risk of being fired with cause.

It is unclear whether or not OSU policy requires a school representative to reach out to the alleged victim in a case like this.

Julia Leveridge released a statement Monday that read, in part, that "while The Ohio State University has never contracted Ms. Smith to discuss these allegations, she will fully cooperate with the university's current investigation". Zach Smith denied committing domestic abuse in a radio interview last week.

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Numerous fans in attendance took aim at Brett McMurphy, the independent journalist who first reported that Meyer likely knew about the allegations against Zach Smith in October 2015.

In opening and closing, the statement also says that Courtney Smith will have no further comments until all legal matters are resolved.

What Meyer knew and when he knew it became a question after college football writer Brett McMurphy reported that Courtney Smith had told Meyer's wife Shelley about the 2015 incidents and shared pictures of injuries through text messages that she shared with McMurphy.

Outside the gates of Ohio Stadium, more than 100 fans chanted Meyer's name and sang the OSU fight song during a rally that lasted about 20 minutes.

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