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Former OSU players & coaches weigh in on Meyer Investigation

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The Ohio State University says its investigation into what head football Coach Urban Meyer knew about alleged domestic violence involving one of his coaches could be wrapped up in two weeks.

"I just hope they get it over with," said Former Buckeyes Coach John Cooper. "It's been going on too long already."

A six member panel was appointed last week to look into whether Meyer broke any rules or laws related to notifying school officials about alleged abuse involving former Coach Zach Smith. Smith was fired late last month after it was made public he violated a protective order involving his ex-wife.

"Ohio State will get through it," said Archie Griffin, 2-time Heisman Trophy winner. "They've got a committee doing all the investigating, hopefully they'll make a quick decision, the kids will be hurt if they don't."

In a statement posted to Twitter Meyer wrote he followed all proper reporting protocols when he learned of suspected abuse involving Smith and his then wife back in 2015.

"I've known Coach Meyer maybe 30 years, I have never not trusted him," said former Buckeye Quarterback Jim Karasatos. "I have never not trusted him."

"Some mistakes were made, " said former Buckeye Calvin Murray. "I hope he survives."

ABC 6/FOX 28 talked with the Buckeye legends at an NFL Alumni golf tournament hosted by the Central Ohio Alumni chapter. The event raised funds and awareness for the Stynchula Foundation that benefits juveniles with autism.

Former players and coaches tell us whatever decision is made the team and Buckeye Nation will remain strong on and off the field.

"The team will be OK," said Cooper. "They got players, they do a great job, great coaches."

"Regardless how it turns out , we are going to play and play well," said Karasatos

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