Ohio State Fires Assistant Coach Zach Smith Following Ex-Wife's Domestic Violence Protection Order

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Ohio State has reportedly fired wide receivers coach Zach Smith, three days after his ex-wife filed a domestic violence civil protection order against him, and just about two months after Smith was charged with criminal trespassing in mid May. OSU’s statement was brief:

Smith’s attorney was on 105.7 The Zone in Columbus today, and described domestic violence allegations against Smith, stretching back to a 2009 felony arrest in Florida for aggravated battery, as “just not true.” But according to a police report officers on the scene of the incident in 2009 “determined Zach was the primary aggressor” in an altercation with his then-pregnant wife. Smith was reportedly arrested in May for trespassing on his now ex-wife’s property, and a judge granted the ex-wife’s request for a protection order on Friday.