Ohio State head coach Urban Meyer won't be permitted any contact with players or coaches while on paid administrative leave during the university's investigation into his handling of a 2015 incident involving a then-member of his coaching staff, associate vice president of university communications Christopher Davey told Cleveland.com's Bill Landis.
Meyer will also not be allowed on school property during the investigation, which could be completed within two weeks.
The head coach was placed on administrative leave Aug. 1 after claims that he knew of domestic violence incidents involving assistant coach Zach Smith, but didn't respond appropriately.
Smith was fired in July when his 2009 arrest for aggravated battery on a pregnant victim and 2015 police investigation relating to domestic violence were made public. His ex-wife, Courtney Smith, believes Meyer knew of the 2015 incident involving her and Smith, but didn't act.
After initially denying he knew about the 2015 incident involving his assistant coach, Meyer claimed in a statement released last week that he took "appropriate action," followed protocol, and that he would fully cooperate with the university's investigation.
The Buckeyes are currently well into fall camp as they prepare for the 2018 season. Offensive coordinator Ryan Day is serving as acting head coach in Meyer's absence.