Urban Meyer pins Trayvon Martin picture controversy on Ohio State support staff member

Meyer told The Columbus Dispatch it was a supporter staffer who brought up Martin. He had previously told author Jeff Snook that the 事件 “never happened.

I didn’t know about it until one hour ago, until after talking to (former Buckeyes safety Tyvis Powell),” Meyer told the Dispatch on Tuesday. “I wasn’t there (in the meeting). None of the coaches were present. It was a support staffer who was in error and apologized.

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The former Buckeyes coach who was recently fired by the 杰克逊维尔美洲虎 also cautioned those who appear too willing to decry everyone as a racist before knowing a story.

My biggest thing is you use that ‘R’ word (种族主义) and it doesn’t matter if it’s true or not, people run with it,” 迈耶 说过.

Jacksonville Jaguars head coach Urban Meyer stands on the sideline during the final minutes of an NFL football game against the Arizona Cardinals, 星期日, 九月. 26, 2021, (杰克逊维尔), 佛罗里达.

Jacksonville Jaguars head coach Urban Meyer stands on the sideline during the final minutes of an NFL football game against the Arizona Cardinals, 星期日, 九月. 26, 2021, (杰克逊维尔), 佛罗里达. (美联社照片/加里麦卡洛, 文件)

Marcus Williamson, 前任 俄亥俄州 cornerback who played for the Buckeyes from 2017 至 2021 during the Urban Meyer and Ryan Day eras, made the shocking allegations on social media Saturday.

威廉姆森说迈耶告诉他他会 “毁了我的 f—–生活” 如果教练发现威廉姆森吸烟. 然后他透露了迈耶关于穿连帽运动衫的规定, saying the longtime coach invoked Martin, 谁在佛罗里达州被枪杀 2012.

“我的第一次团队会议. (真实的故事 2017) 这张照片是通过 PowerPoint 呈现给我们的,以制定我们在建筑物中“无罩”的建筑广泛规则,” 威廉姆森写道.

“在上述会议之后——新生和我去签署文书工作的时间,基本上是签署我们作​​为美国人的权利到 osu 和管理机构,” 威廉姆森补充说.

威廉姆森继续他对大学橄榄球产业的咆哮.

Ohio State Buckeyes cornerback Marcus Williamson catches a pass on Nov. 20, 2021.

Ohio State Buckeyes cornerback Marcus Williamson catches a pass on Nov. 20, 2021. (Jason Mowry / Icon Sportswire来自Getty Images)

“业界往往沉默,因为大家显然都在追逐大发薪日. 但这些球员面临的不公正是不对的. 我们真的把我们的身体和生命置于危险之中 0 保证.

“你为什么不离开? 退出? 我们大多数人一生都只是运动员. 这就是我们试图养活我们的家人和孩子的方式. 要么玩他们的游戏要么有 0 彩票的机会.

“我认识的一些最优秀的人在我的一些球队中踢球. 但是我们通过我们忍受的创伤和我们面临的困难来保持联系 100.

“我们免费玩暴力运动. 然而,像这样的叙述希望你相信,如果我们利用我们作为运动员的影响力来制造 $ $ $ “

Powell defended Meyer to the Dispatch.

People think it’s racist to show that photo of Trayvon Martin, and I understand where they’re coming from. To the Black culture that is huge. There will be an uproar whenever that is brought up in a meeting or whatever context. Automatically it is offensive to people.

They automatically assume coach Meyer was racist. From my own experience, I can say nothing racial or racist was ever going on during my time.

Jacksonville Jaguars head coach Urban Meyer watches as his team warms on Aug. 23, 2021.

Jacksonville Jaguars head coach Urban Meyer watches as his team warms on Aug. 23, 2021. (AP Photo/Brett Duke, 文件)

Former Ohio State linebacker Joshua Perry defended Meyer in a tweet over the weekend.

“昨晚看到一位前七叶树兄弟分享他的职业生涯. 我们可以整体进入CFB的自由劳动力经济, 但将俄勒冈州立大学描绘成种族主义者不是吗. 厄本是一个强硬的屁股教练, 但他总是把我们作为球员和人投资. 只是了解我经验的一个窗口,” 佩里写道.

The allegations against Meyer came after the Jaguars fired the head coach. 自从接手美洲虎队的工作以来,迈耶一直面临着争议——从在他的员工中雇佣一名被指控种族主义的教练到据称在季前赛训练中踢他的踢球者. 还有一段视频浮出水面,显示一名不是迈耶妻子的女人在他的团队返回杰克逊维尔后在辛辛那提的膝盖附近跳舞.

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