When pressed further and asked if he believes Meyer knew of the 2015 domestic violence allegations against his assistant, Zach Smith, that he claimed to have no knowledge of, Apple stopped short of supporting his former coach.
She also told the sports network Stadium that she sent photos to Meyer's wife, Shelley.
Urban Meyer has been placed on paid administration leave.
Football practice starts on Friday, with offensive coordinator Ryan Day serving as the interim coach.
When Meyer was asked about the protection order filed against Smith, the coach said the firing decision had "a little bit" to do with that and that it was a "group effort" to come to that decision.
Jay Paterno, who was the team's quarterbacks coach under his father, has been a staunch defender of Joe Paterno's actions. Shelley is also an Ohio State employee as a registered nurse. Zach Smith pleaded not guilty last month. "I said, 'That's fine".
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Lindsey Voltolini is the wife of Ohio State Football Operations Direction Brian Voltolini.
Meyer is on the short list of most accomplished coaches in college football history, with three national championships and an.851 winning percentage in 16 seasons at Bowling Green, Utah, Florida and now Ohio State, the team he grew up rooting for in Northeast Ohio.
But McMurphy argued that according to text messages, an interview with Courtney Smith, and pictures of the reported abuse, Meyer knew about the alleged 2015 domestic violence incidents. The charge was dropped because of insufficient evidence.
Meyer told reporters at Big Ten media days on July 24 that he knew nothing about the allegations. Shelley Meyer allegedly told Courtney Smith that "she was going to have to tell Urban" about the abuse.
Shelley Meyer is a registered nurse and instructor of Clinical Practice at the Ohio State University College of Nursing. The Smiths are due in court in September and their lawyers did not respond to messages seeking comment Thursday. "I know nothing about it". Meyer didn't "know what to think", Lindsey Voltolini said.