Sport Courtney Smith’s mom doesn’t believe Zach Smith ‘intentionally abused her’

13:57  10 august  2018
13:57  10 august  2018 Source:   nbcsports.com

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In an interview with Stadium, Courtney Smith says she texted photos of the abuse to Shelley Meyer in 2015 and spoke to her on the phone. Courtney said she was legally separated from Zach at that point and hoped the behavior would stop.

After Brett McMurphy’ s explosive reporting on the alleged abuse Courtney Smith sustained at the hands of her ex-husband, recently fired Ohio State wide receivers coach Zach Smith , Courtney appeared in an on-camera interview with Stadium on Wednesday.

  Courtney Smith’s mom doesn’t believe Zach Smith ‘intentionally abused her’ © Associated Press

Of all of the developments in the ongoing situation in Columbus, this is arguably the most eyebrow-raising.

In a text message conversation with sportswriter Jeff Snook, who has penned multiple books on Ohio State football, Tina Carano, the mother of Courtney Smith, claims she does not believe her daughter was abused by Zach Smith. Courtney Smith’s allegations that she was verbally and physically abused by her now-ex-husband on multiple occasions preceded the wide receivers coach’s dismissal by the Buckeyes late last month.

From Snook’s Facebook post earlier Thursday:

Reached this afternoon, Tina Carano would only communicate via text messages and backed Lynn Bruce’s version.

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Zach Smith . Urban claims he had no idea about the alleged abuse , but Courtney says she told his wife all about it. “In 2015, I spoke to Shelley [Meyer],” she said in an interview with Stadium.

Courtney Smith told multiple police officers in Ohio about the abuse , but almost none of those statements ever lead to criminal charges against Zach Smith , and local law enforcement isn’ t Courtney Smith ' s Protective Order Detailed How She Told The Court Zach Smith Terrorized Her .

When asked if she believed her daughter’s claims of physical abuse, she replied, “I believe that Zach was removing himself from an argument and I do not believe he intentionally abused her. I do not believe he actually intentionally swung or punched her … no.

The Lynn Bruce mentioned above is Zach Smith’s mom, who claimed to Snook that Courtney Smith vowed years ago to “take Zach down and take Urban Meyer down with him.”

“And this is exactly what she did. She wanted to do as much damage as possible,” Lynn Bruce told Snook. “She has been planning this for some time. …

“Tina believes Zach and she is on his side through all this. She knows what her own daughter is like. She thinks she has serious problems and she knows she planned this whole thing.”

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After Brett McMurphy’ s explosive reporting on the alleged abuse Courtney Smith sustained at the hands of her ex-husband, recently fired Ohio State wide receivers coach Zach Smith , Courtney appeared in an on-camera interview with Stadium on Wednesday.

Courtney Smith’s mother also backed up Lynn Bruce’s claim that her daughter vowed to take exact revenge on her ex-husband and, by extension, Meyer himself.

As far as ever hearing her daughter say she would “take Zach down,” [Tina Carano] replied, “Yes.”

And when Meyer’s name was mentioned, she added, “I cannot quote her exact words as I don’t remember them word for word, but something to that extent. This is my daughter and I love her but I do not approve of what she has done and how it was done.”

Following that text, she did not respond to follow-up questions.

According to Lynn Bruce, Tina Carano and her daughter, Courtney Smith, “do not speak anymore.”

I would HIGHLY suggest you read Snook’s entire Facebook post, which you can read HERE, as it also includes claims that Courtney Smith called the police so many times for allegedly unwarranted reasons that her credibility with the department was “used up.”

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Courtney Smith had earlier made statements surrounding her ex-husband’ s physical abuse when she filed for divorce. Zach Smith : ‘I’ve never committed domestic abuse against her ’.

After Brett McMurphy’ s explosive reporting on the alleged abuse Courtney Smith sustained at the hands of her ex-husband, recently fired Ohio State wide receivers coach Zach Smith , Courtney appeared in an on-camera interview with Stadium on Wednesday.

As part of the fallout from the domestic situation, Meyer was placed on paid administrative leave Wednesday of last week as questions into his handling of domestic abuse allegations made against his now-former assistant coach surfaced.  The university launched an investigation into Meyer’s actions, or lack thereof, and the probe is expected to be completed by mid-August.

Courtney Smith’s attorney stated last week that she has not been contacted by OSU investigators.  It’s unclear whether the mothers of the two adults involved have been contacted, either.

Report: Meyer lied about knowledge of D.V. incident with coach .
Urban Meyer fired the longest-tenured member of his coaching staff last week after he was made aware of a 2015 domestic violence arrest he claimed he previously had no knowledge of, but a new bombshell report indicates the Ohio State coach was lying. College football reporter Brett McMurphy conducted an interview with Courtney Smith, the ex-wife of former Ohio State assistant coach Zach Smith, and learned that Courtney exchanged text messages with the wives of other Buckeyes assistants and told them about Zach abusing her.

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