Ohio State head football coach, Urban Meyer, was suspended for the first three games of the season after an investigation found he had mishandled domestiv violence allegations against former assistant coach Zach Smith.
Meyer will also be suspended without pay for six weeks, while being allowed to resume activity with his program after Sept. 2. However, he will be missing those three games, one of which is against Rutgers on Sept. 8.
The Scarlet Knights are set to travel to Columbus to face off against the Buckeyes in the Shoe. Ohio State is currently ranked No. 5 in the country after the preseason poll.
This is Rutgers' first Big Ten matchup of the season, and after a 56-0 loss to Ohio State last season, maybe having Meyer off the sideline could help them in this one.
The independent investigation of Meyer found that he and his wife, Shelley, had doubted Courtney Smith -- Zach Smith's ex-wife -- after claiming abuse. Also, after Zack Smith was arrested in 2009 for domestic violence, the Meyers didn't believe Courtney to be telling the entire truth of the situation.
"I followed my heart and not my head," Meyer said in a press conference on Wednesday night. "...I gave Zach Smith the benefit of the doubt."
Also suspended with out pay for more than two weeks is Ohio State's athletic Director, Gene Smith.