A third domestic violence incident against Ohio State wide receivers coach Zach Smith emerged on Monday evening, as Brett McMurphy reported that Smith was arrested Oct. 26, 2015, on felony counts of domestic violence and assault.
The case has not been resolved and remains open at this time, according to McMurphy. The couple divorced on Sept. 1, 2016.
Smith was arrested in May on charges of criminal trespassing, which has led to a civil protection order being filed by his ex-wife, Courtney Smith.
McMurphy also reported that Smith was arrested in 2009 while working under Urban Meyer at Florida for aggravated battery on a pregnant victim. Courtney Smith was 8-10 weeks pregnant at the time, but declined to press charges.
“We are not going to comment at this time on the situation regarding Zach Smith. This is a personnel matter and we don’t typically discuss such matters publicly,” Ohio State said in a statement Monday. “We are continuing to monitor.”
Meyer is scheduled to appear at Big Ten media days on Tuesday.