Former Ohio State assistant coach Zach Smith broke his silence Tuesday, sending out a series of tweets attacking his former school for its "botched" investigation. He also targeted Brett McMurphy, the reporter who revealed the domestic violence claims against Smith by his ex-wife.
Smith started by linking to a Facebook post from his mother in which she criticizes head coach Urban Meyer for failing to support her son before turning his ire to the media for the "damage" done to his children, tagging McMurphy and ESPN reporter Paul Finebaum.
Smith then tweeted at McMurphy directly, questioning his reporting regarding Texas head football coach Tom Herman. Ohio State identified Herman Tuesday as the Buckeyes assistant who went with Smith to a Florida strip club when they were both assistants in 2014.
Meyer and athletic director Gene Smith were suspended last week following an investigation into their handling of the domestic violence claims involving Smith. Meyer will be banned for three games, while Smith received a suspension from Aug. 31 to Sept. 16.
Smith continued to engage with several Twitter users over his tweets and retweeted several people supporting his actions.