His former player, Marcus Williamson, claimed on New Year’s Day that during his time at Ohio State, Meyer used a photo of Trayvon Martin as an example of why players were not allowed to wear hoodies during team meetings.
My first team meeting. (True story 2017) This photo was presented to us via PowerPoint to institute our building wide rule of “no hoods” in the building pic.twitter.com/bGdJVZaEVT
Meyer 100% denied these claims, and I sure hope he would.
Some of his former players spoke out against the allegations as well.
However, according to Bleacher Report, Meyer had a discussion with former player Tyvis Powell, and told the Columbus Dispatch that the image actually WAS used at a team meeting, but he was not present for it:
“I didn’t know about it until one hour ago, until after talking to (former safety Tyvis Powell).
I wasn’t there (in the meeting). None of the coaches were present. It was a support staffer who was in error and apologized.
He originally told Ohio State reporter Jeff Snook the opposite:
“Our team rule was no hats or hoodies or sunglasses of any kind but only in team meetings, just so we could see their eyes and make sure they were not asleep.
We did not, and never would show a picture of Trayvon Martin. My gosh, no. That is absolutely false and you can check with any other player on my teams during that time to confirm what I am saying.
Other players know what he is saying is false. I would never do that. he is crossing the line here. It seems people are just piling on now. But that never happened.”
The only question is, how did this slip through the cracks for so long?
And if the staffer apologized for it, how could Meyer forget such an awful instance? And are we really to believe that something in Urban Meyer’s camp happens without him knowing about it? C’mon man…
Stay classy Urban…
As a 17 early enrollee. Urban Meyer told me he’d “ruin my f—- life” if he ever caught me smoking