The independent group investigating the allegations against Ohio State head coach Urban Meyer should complete their investigation within 14 days, according to a statement made from the university.
“A newly convened, independent working group — formed by the university’s Board of Trustees to direct the investigation involving Urban Meyer — met late last week, appointed a chair, and engaged an investigative firm,” the statement said.
The statement also said former Ohio House speaker Jo Ann Davidson will serve as chair of the group, and that the group “was formed to direct the work of the investigative team and be available to provide consultation and advice, and to assist with communication to the full board on the matter.”
“Ohio State is committed to a thorough and complete investigation,” Davidson said in the statement. “We look forward to sharing the results of this investigation and any action the university may take.”
The investigative team will be led by former Chair of the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission Mary Jo White. She is also the senior chair for the law firm Debevoise and Plimpton.
Meyer is being investigated for allegations that he knew about domestic violence incidents in 2009 and 2015 by former wide receivers coach and recruiting coordinator Zach Smith.
Smith was fired for the charges on July 23. Meyer was put on paid administrative leave last Wednesday.