Boston College coach Steve Addazio said in a statement that he knew of a 2009 domestic abuse allegation involving former Ohio State assistant coach Zach Smith when he hired Smith at Temple in 2011 but did not know the specifics.

The school is investigating Meyer over what he did and didn't know about the alleged serial abuse committed by Smith against his ex-wife Courtney Smith. Current members of the Ohio State University Board of Trustees Alex Fischer, Janet Porter and Alex Schumate are on the board alongside former Ohio House Speaker Jo Ann Davidson, former acting U.S. Deputy Attorney General Craig Morford and former U.S. Attorney for the Southern District of Ohio Carter Stewart.

Smith has never been criminally charged or convicted.

An investigation into Meyer's knowledge will take no longer than two weeks.

While ESPN, like nearly every other US sports media outlet, has reported on the Meyer situation since the scandal broke open last week, it was Brett McMurphy, an independent reporter who was laid off by ESPN, who broke the news that suggested Meyer knew about the allegations against Smith. In a statement released Friday via Twitter, Meyer admitted that he knew about the 2015 incidents and insisted he followed proper protocol.

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Smith's conversations with Meyer's wife also point to Meyer being aware of the 2015 domestic violence incident.

In an interview with WatchStadium.com, Courtney Smith talked about what she believed the Ohio State head coach knew regarding the situation.

Ohio State's season begins September 1 at home against Oregon State.

Meyer fans showed up in force on Monday with signs - many of them misguided - backing their embattled coach.


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