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COLUMBUS, Ohio — Suspended Ohio State coach Urban Meyer issued an apology to the ex-wife of a former assistant coach who was suspected of abusing her.
Meyer was widely criticized after a news conference Wednesday for failing to directly address Courtney Smith, who said her former husband Zach Smith had abused her and Meyer was aware of it.
Meyer says in a statement issued by the university Friday: "Let me say here and now what I should have said on Wednesday: I sincerely apologize to Courtney Smith and her children for what they have gone through."
Meyer was suspended by the Ohio State board of trustees for three games.
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