Urban Meyer will return as the head coach of the Ohio State football team on Sept. 2, but will face a 3-game suspension to start the 2018 season, school president Michael V. Drake announced on Wednesday.
Drake’s announcement came following a near 12-hour meeting to discuss the findings of the two-week investigation into how Meyer and the school handled accusations of domestic violence made against a former assistant coach.
In addition to his suspension, which will cause him to miss the Buckeyes’ matchups against Oregon State, Rutgers and TCU.
Additionally, Ohio State athletic director Gene Smith has been suspended without pay from Aug. 31 through Sept. 16.
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