Ohio State Insider Reveals Coach With Zach Smith At Strip Club

first_imgA closeup of an Ohio State football helmet on the field.NEW ORLEANS, LA – JANUARY 01: An Ohio State Buckeye helmet is seen on the sidelines prior to the start of the game during the All State Sugar Bowl at the Mercedes-Benz Superdome on January 1, 2015 in New Orleans, Louisiana. (Photo by Streeter Lecka/Getty Images)One detail in the lengthy report on the investigation into Urban Meyer’s handling of domestic violence allegations against now-fired assistant coach Zach Smith revealed that the wide receivers coach got in trouble for a strip club visit while on a recruiting trip.Smith, who was fired by Urban Meyer in July for “cumulative” reasons, reportedly spent hundreds of dollars on a strip club visit while on a recruiting trip in Florida in 2014, the investigation found.Meyer found out about this, told Smith to never do it again and implemented a new rule for all Ohio State coaches.Here’s what the report said, from The Dispatch:Zach Smith, another unnamed Buckeyes coach and some high school coaches went to a strip club while Smith was on a recruiting trip in Florida in May 2014.“Zach Smith ran up a significant bill at a local strip club … approximately $600 of his personal funds at a Miami strip club,” the report stated.Spending your own money at a strip club probably isn’t a fireable offense for a college football coach, but to do it on a recruiting trip, while representing the school, is not a good look.Lettermen Row is reporting that the “unnamed” Buckeyes coach with Smith that night was Tom Herman.“Who was the unnamed Ohio State assistant with Zach Smith at the strip club on a recruiting visit? Multiple sources confirm to @LettermenRow it was Texas coach Tom Herman,” Austin Ward reports.Who was the unnamed Ohio State assistant with Zach Smith at the strip club on a recruiting visit? Multiple sources confirm to @LettermenRow it was Texas coach Tom Herman. https://t.co/CbGMYUFdrj— Austin Ward (@AWardSports) August 23, 2018Smith posted on Instagram during that recruiting visit.Herman has reportedly denied a request for comment. He left Ohio State following the 2014 national championship season for the Houston job. He’s entering his second year at Texas.You can view the full report by Austin Ward here.last_img read more

Sherritt International reports 482million Q1 loss revenue up from year ago

by The Canadian Press Posted Apr 30, 2014 5:55 pm MDT AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to RedditRedditShare to 電子郵件Email Sherritt International reports $48.2-million Q1 loss, revenue up from year ago TORONTO – Sherritt International Corp. (TSX:S), which is embroiled in a fight with a group of dissident shareholders seeking seats on its board and other changes, said Wednesday that it lost $48.2 million in its latest quarter.President and chief executive David Pathe said he’s pleased with the support he’s received from shareholders in the company’s fight with the group led by Clarke Inc. and its chief executive, George Armoyan.“While costly and distracting, this proxy contest has highlighted the positive activities that are underway at Sherritt and the potential that I believe we have,” Pathe told a conference call with financial analysts.Sherritt shares are up roughly 20 per cent from where they were when it first disclosed plans by the dissident group to try and replace three of the company’s directors.Pathe also said he’s had many valuable conversations with shareholders throughout the process.“We appreciate the support and constructive feedback we’ve received. We’ll use what we’ve learned in those conversations to improve the execution of our plans going forward,” he said.The mining company said Wednesday that its results were affected by higher financing costs related to foreign exchange losses as a result of a lower Canadian dollar and costs related to the start of commercial production at its Ambatovy nickel and cobalt mine in Madagascar.Sherritt said the loss amounted to 16 cents per diluted share for the quarter ended March 31 compared with a profit of $23.1 million or eight cents per share a year ago.Revenue increased to $120.9 million from $107 million.The dissident group said the results confirmed Sherritt’s need for new directors and other changes at the company.“Sherritt needs leadership that will not wait for the nickel price to bail them out of their consistent lacklustre performance, but instead will take immediate and concrete action to improve operations,” the group said in a statement.However, Pathe said the company is building momentum with the commercial production at Ambatovy and the completion of the sale of its coal business this week.“The market has begun to recognize the progress we have made in our business and the improvements in our operating environment,” Pathe said in a statement.“Our near-term focus continues to be paying down debt, meeting our cost-reduction targets and moving Ambatovy forward.”Late Wednesday, the dissent group issued another statement calling on current and recent directors to pay back an estimated $2.2 million in compensation its says was “improperly taken from the shareholders in the past four years.”The statement said Sherritt’s board has paid each director $150,000 a year for purportedly being barred from entering the United States due to the restrictions of the U.S. Helms-Burton Act which is designed to discourage business with Cuba, where Sherritt has operations.“In fact, to the knowledge of the concerned shareholders, no Sherritt director appointed in the past five years has been barred from the United States, but the board has continued to make the payments,” it said.And while the board has announced it would not make such payments in future, “that is clearly not sufficient,” the dissidents said.“By changing its policy, the board has admitted that making the payments was wrong and not in the best interests of shareholders. However, it has done nothing to correct wrongful payments made in the past.”The comments were the latest salvo in what has at times been a nasty and personal fight between Sherritt and Armoyan, with both sides launching attacks.The dissident group is seeking three seats on the Sherritt board as well as changes to company’s bylaws to require unanimous board support for any major acquisition and on how both Sherritt directors and executives are paid.The group has also said that they believe Pathe, who became CEO at the beginning of 2012, needs to be replaced.The Clarke-led group holds a 5.4 per cent stake in Sherritt.Last week, proxy advisory firms ISS and Glass Lewis recommended shareholders support the management nominees for the board.Glass Lewis also recommended shareholders support management in its fight against all of the dissidents’ other proposals to be voted on at Sherritt’s annual meeting.However, ISS said shareholders should back a dissident motion to stop “special payments to directors that are not aligned with shareholder value.”Sherritt’s annual meeting is set for May 6 in Toronto.On the Toronto Stock Exchange, Sherritt shares closed down two cents at $4.64 on Wednesday. read more