Urban Meyer and the God Complex in College Sports

Urban Meyer is suspended from Ohio State. Yes: the university says it has placed its head football coach on “paid administrative leave,” and surely there are crucial bureaucratic differences between we’re putting you on leave and we’re suspending you from work, but let’s not argue the impact. Meyer—one of the most celebrated coaches in college sports—is officially, stunningly, on ice.

The issue is whether or not Meyer protected an assistant coach, Zach Smith, after domestic violence allegations were made against Smith. Meyer…

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