first_imgurban meyer on the sideline against northwesternINDIANAPOLIS, INDIANA – DECEMBER 01: Head coach Urban Meyer of the Ohio State Buckeyes walks the side lines in the game against the Northwestern Wildcats in the first quarter at Lucas Oil Stadium on December 01, 2018 in Indianapolis, Indiana. (Photo by Andy Lyons/Getty Images)Back in August, Ohio State announced that head coach Urban Meyer would be suspended three games for the way he handled allegations of domestic violence against wide receivers coach Zach Smith. Ryan Day, who is now the head-coach-in-waiting, took over and led the Buckeyes to a 3-0 mark during the suspension.Meyer, who announced his retirement a few weeks back, is coaching his final game for Ohio State in the Rose Bowl today against Washington. Meyer cited health reasons as a big factor in his decision to hang it up.Ahead of the game, ESPN announcer Chris Fowler attempted to touch on Meyer’s suspension when describing the head coach’s overall 2018 season. He’s getting some flak for his phrasing.Fowler said that Meyer was suspended for “mishandling some situations” at Ohio State.“Mishandling some situations”is how we’re describing Urban Meyer’s decision to protect his assistant coach who was abusing his wife? Ummmm…#RoseBowl— Jackie Pepper ✊?☮️? (@Jackie_Pepper) January 1, 2019I love Chris Fowler but “mishandling some situations” is a cop out talking about Urban Meyer’s suspension.— Peter Bukowski (@Peter_Bukowski) January 1, 2019Did I hear @cbfowler describing Urban Meyer overlooking and covering up domestic violence as “mishandling some situations”?— Jordan Fiegel (@JGFiegel) January 1, 2019″The embarrassment (for Urban Meyer) of the 3 game suspension for mishandling some situations”Good job, ESPN. That’s the hard-hitting analysis I expect from a broadcast booth— Bob James (@robertjamesii) January 1, 2019Fowler says Urban Meyer was suspended for “mishandling some situations” Yeah, ill say so. The whitewashing begins.— The Young Pope Appreciator (@frogbaby236) January 1, 2019That certainly isn’t wrong, but it’s drawing ire from the internet. Many are wondering why he didn’t note the fact that the situation included alleged domestic violence.Midway through the second quarter, it’s 14-3 Ohio State. Meyer could be on his way out a winner.It’s unclear if Meyer will coach again, but it doesn’t look likely. If he truly is done, he’s one of the best to ever do it.last_img read more