Urban Meyer says he wants to set the record straight.

The Ohio State Buckeyes head football coach has tried to to clarify why the university suspended him for three games for mishandling domestic abuse allegations against former assistant coach Zach Smith, who allegedly abused his ex-wife, Courtney Smith. Meyer used Twitter on Friday to issued a lengthy statement, in which he pushed back against what he believes to be inaccurate accounts of the reasons for his suspension.

Whether he succeeds in doing so is in the eye of the beholder. Many criticized Meyer for his latest statement.

Ohio State will kick off its season at noon ET on Saturday against the Oregon State Beavers at Ohio Stadium. The Buckeyes will do so amid the lingering storm the Smith/Meyer affair has created.

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