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Zach Smith is at it again.
The former Ohio State assistant coach, fired in July by head coach Urban Meyer, went on a rant against Texas Longhorns coach Tom Herman on Twitter.
In multiple tweets, Smith accused Herman of cheating on his wife, Michelle.
Warning: the text included in Smith’s tweet below contains graphic language.
Smith was fired after reporter Brett McMurphy revealed the extent of Smith’s domestic violence allegations against Smith’s now ex-wife, Courtney.
Meyer and Ohio State athletic director Gene Smith were suspended over their handling of Smith. Meyer has been suspended for the first three games of the season.
Here is how he responded to those reports.
“My wife knew exactly where I was, had no issue with it. I’m happy to cooperate and be honest, truthful, transparent with the NCAA if they so need me to be,” Herman told reporters.
The visit took place back when the two were assistant coaches under Urban Meyer at Ohio State. It also included high school coaches, according to a report from Dan Murphy of ESPN.
McMurphy published a report that revealed Smith’s wife had called the police in 2015 over domestic assault allegations.
At Big Ten Media Days, Meyer announced that Smith had been fired. That proclamation came three days after McMurphy reported that Courtney Smith filed a domestic violence protection order against her ex-husband.
In 2009, when he was a University of Florida assistant, Smith was arrested for aggravated battery on a pregnant victim (Courtney), according to a Gainesville Police Department report (she later dropped the charges).
Police reports obtained by Cleveland.com revealed that the Powell Police Department was called to Courtney Smith’s home on Oct. 25, 2015. She told law enforcement that she had “been a victim of sustained physical abuse by [Zach Smith].”