The attorney of Courtney Smith, the ex-wife of former Ohio State wide receivers coach and recruiting coordinator Zach Smith, said in a statement obtained by Brett McMurphy that she has not been contacted by the university regarding its investigation of the domestic violence allegations made by her ex-husband.
Courtney Smith will “fully cooperate with the university’s current investigation,” her attorney Julia Leveridge said in the statement.
The statement also says Courtney Smith received no compensation for her interviews and that she had never been arrested for OVI, operating a motor vehicle while intoxicated, or “any other criminal offense.”
“Cases such as this can be difficult to fully understand by those on the outside, who too often, shamefully cast judgment,” Leveridge said in the statement. “Ms. Smith is grateful to those who have shown her the support she deserves during this challenging time.”
According to the statement, Courtney Smith has no further comment.
Zach Smith was fired from Ohio State on July 23 after a civil protection order was filed against him by his ex-wife and allegations of domestic violence were released.
On Wednesday, Ohio State announced it had begun an investigation on its head coach Urban Meyer on what he knew about the allegations made against his former wide receivers coach. Meyer was placed on paid administrative leave on August 5.