Ezekiel Elliott's dad among Ohio State fans at Urban Meyer rallyAugust 7, 2018
Around 200 people, the father of an ex-Buckeye and some Papa John’s pizza.
Not your normal Monday at Ohio Stadium, but things are a little off in Columbus these days.
As Urban Meyer remains on administrative leave, a group of Ohio State football supporters gathered, in support of their embattled head coach. According to Cleveland.com, about 200 people gathered outside of Ohio Stadium, including the father of former Buckeyes running back Ezekiel Elliott.
The peaceful rally was organized by Jeff Hamms, who drove up from South Carolina.
“We’re here to support head football coach Urban Meyer,” Hamms said. “I don’t condone what our ex-wide receiver coach did.”
That ex-assistant is Zach Smith, who was fired last month after 2015 domestic abuse allegations were brought to light. At Big Ten Media Days, Meyer said he was unaware of the incident, but he changed his tune in a statement released Friday.
Stacy Elliott was among the supporters Monday, his son having played for Meyer for three years (2013-2015).
“I love Urban Meyer,” Elliott said. “He is a man of integrity. I know this.”
(Ezekiel Elliott was suspended by the NFL for six games last season after he was accused of domestic abuse by his former girlfriend.)
Oh, and there was pizza …
Pre-paid pizza, ordered by some anonymous person, just delivered to the Urban Meyer rally, which is already over pic.twitter.com/y1nOkRzqCZ
— Doug Lesmerises (@DougLesmerises) August 6, 2018
Ohio State expects to have the investigation into Meyer wrapped up within 14 days.