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.
According to the UN Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO), senior physical education officials from 103 countries who attended the two-day Round Table on Physical Education and Sport stressed in a communiqué that prevention is the best defence to the risk of doping among young people.The officials urged other competent UN system agencies and the Council of Europe, in close collaboration with other concerned bodies such as the International Olympic Committee, the World Anti-Doping Agency and the Intergovernmental Consultative Group on Anti-Doping in Sport (IICGADS), to coordinate the preparation, if possible before the Summer Olympic Games of 2004, and the adoption, if possible before the Winter Olympic Games of 2006, of a universal international instrument for this purpose.The meeting, which ended last Friday, also called for sport to be given its rightful place in education systems, particularly now that sport has become a significant economic activity and gained unprecedented prominence and visibility across the world.The ministers also called for improved protection of young athletes against the risks of high level sport, and pledged to safeguard against such risks as child labour, violence, doping, early specialization, over-training, and exploitative forms of commercialization as well as less visible threats and deprivations such as the premature severance of family bonds and the loss of sporting, social and cultural ties.