Ohio State Releases Statement On Timing Of Domestic Abuse Allegations Investigation

Ohio State Releases Statement On Timing Of Domestic Abuse Allegations Investigation

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Ohio State Releases Statement On Timing Of Domestic Abuse Allegations Investigation


Ohio State released a statement on the timing of the investigation of alleged domestic abuse, and who will be making the recommendations of action after 14 days.


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Ohio State Releases Statement On Timing Of Domestic Abuse Allegations Investigation

We now know what time frame to build around when it comes to the domestic abuse allegations investigation at Ohio State.

The independent working group that’s been put in charge of finding the truth will be looking to end the investigation within 14 days. It is unclear whether that time frame is built from the initial formation, or from the announcement today (Sunday), but if we extrapolate that timing out, a potential decision could be announced somewhere between August 16 and 19th.

The statement also announced how a decision on action will be reached based on the findings, stating that it will be made in conjunction with president Michael Drake and the Board of Trustees of the university.

That would mean that something will be known prior to the season opener on September 1.

Here’s the complete release from the Ohio State:

A newly convened, independent working group — formed by the university’s Board of Trustees to direct the investigation involving Urban Meyer — met late last week, appointed a chair, and engaged an investigative firm.

Former Ohio House Speaker Jo Ann Davidson will serve as chair of the working group, which includes former acting U.S. Deputy Attorney General Craig Morford, former U.S. Attorney for the Southern District of Ohio Carter Stewart and current university trustees Alex Fischer, Janet Porter and Alex Shumate. The group was formed to direct the work of the investigative team and be available to provide consultation and advice, and to assist with communication to the full board on the matter.

Decisions about actions, based on the findings of the investigation, will be made by the president of the university in consultation with the Board of Trustees.

Former Chair of the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission Mary Jo White will lead the investigative team. White is a senior chair with the national law firm Debevoise & Plimpton and is a former U.S. Attorney for the Southern District of New York.

“Ohio State is committed to a thorough and complete investigation,” Davidson said. “We look forward to sharing the results of this investigation and any action the university may take.”

The investigation is expected to be completed within 14 days.

 

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