Decision on Urban Meyer and Ohio State football may not come this weekend

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COLUMBUS, Ohio (WSYX/WTTE) -- It's the final stretch for the Urban Meyer investigation. A conclusion was expected by this Sunday, to meet the investigation team's 14-day timeline, but the university's president is now saying it may come later.

The Ohio State University President Michael Drake spoke on WOSU's "All Sides with Ann Fisher." He acknowledged that there is a great deal of interest in what happens.

Despite the high profile nature of the case, Drake says the investigation will be finished when it's finished, possibly past the 14-day timeline.

Coach Meyer was placed on administrative leave on August 1 amid the controversy with former assistant Zach Smith, who was accused of domestic abuse.

The question is whether Meyer follower protocol.

"We wanted to make sure we had really good information, and there is time pressure," said Drake on WOSU. "We wanted to have that information as quickly as possible... The most important thing is to get good information so we can make the right decisions going forward."

The university formed a special board to look into the matter. Their findings will be reported to the board of trustees.

Though the investigation may complete this weekend, the next scheduled board meeting isn't until August 31, one day before Ohio State's first football game.

ABC 6/FOX 28 will continue to follow this story.


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