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Gene Smith (AD The Ohio State, '10 AD of the Year, '13 NAAC Organizational Leadership Award)

Discussion in 'Buckeye Football' started by BuckeyeBK, Mar 3, 2005.

  1. It was just revealed that Mark Cuban had an employee ARRESTED AT their facility for BREAKING THE BONES of his fiance.....not fired and didn't tell anybody. That employee began dating a fellow employee since she didn't know about his history (Cuban didn't tell anyone). He beat her up and she came to work black and blue and told Cuban she didn't feel comfortable.......not fired.

    But don't worry, because since he seemed remorseful, people are giving him a pass and saying "take notes urban, this is how you show you care."

    The above was not a jokeful onion recap. That's what seriously happened today. If you didn't see or hear about it, it's because it wasn't urban Meyer.
    Last edited: Sep 19, 2018
  2. ScriptOhio

    ScriptOhio Everybody is somebody else's weirdo.



    Following a report by Brett McMurphy this morning that former Ohio State assistant coach Zach Smith used a racial slur against former Ohio State wide receiver Trevon Grimes and that Urban Meyer was aware of an altercation between them, Ohio State athletic director Gene Smith said Tuesday afternoon that he was "disappointed" in McMurphy's report and that Meyer would never allow a racial slur to be used by anyone associated with his program.

    "As a person who promotes diversity in everything I do, obviously being an African-American, I would never allow this to exist in our culture," Gene Smith told Eleven Warriors by phone on Tuesday afternoon. "So it’s disappointing that someone would try and for whatever reason he’s doing this to put a young man like Trevon and his mother in his crosshairs. And then ultimately, our head football coach, who I know from the bottom of my heart, would go berserk if there was anything around our program that disparaged anyone of color."

    Smith said in a statement released through the university and through Twitter on Tuesday afternoon that the accusations made in McMurphy's report were "unequivocally false."

    "We talked with all of our players about a week ago, and they confirmed that the N-word was never used around the incident that Brett McMurphy is citing," Smith told Eleven Warriors. "If you talk to any of our wide receivers, they would tell you that."

    Smith said he was also disappointed that the report – which stemmed from accusations made by Grimes' father, but did not quote Grimes and included a denial from his mother – made accusations against Grimes, who he said Ohio State worked with closely to enable him to transfer to Florida so that he could be closer to his mother, who was diagnosed with cancer last fall.

    "I’m really disappointed and feel bad for Trevon and his mother," Smith said. "He was a good young man who wanted to go home and be close to his mother for the right reasons, medical reasons. We were highly active in working with Florida to put together the documentation to provide a waiver so that his eligibility would be restored immediately so he could play right away."

    Smith said that if an employee of the Ohio State athletic department was ever found to have used a racial slur, that person's employment would be terminated immediately.

    "We’re such a welcoming environment for women and for men of color and for international students, and to think that we’d tolerate something like that is ridiculous," Smith said. "And to think that our players on the field or in any of our sports would tolerate that the way it’s being accused is ridiculous. The Johnnie Dixons, the Parris Campbells, you can go down the list just like I can, they would go berserk."

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    MaxBuck 2014 National Champions!

  4. Dryden

    Dryden Sober as Sarkisian Staff Member Tech Admin

  5. NJ-Buckeye

    NJ-Buckeye They Hate Us cuz They Ain't Us.. Banners are good Staff Member

    Huge step to us getting in the playoffs... obligatory recusal has hurt us
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  6. woofermazing

    woofermazing Senior

    Good for us, but there are still 4(?) SEC voices on the committee.
  7. ScriptOhio

    ScriptOhio Everybody is somebody else's weirdo.

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