Urban Meyer breaks his silence, looks forward to rejoining Ohio State football program

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The Buckeyes' head coach broke his silence Friday, releasing an official statement on his Twitter account.

On Wednesday, Ohio State announced that head football coach Urban Meyer would be placed on paid administrative leave.

Meyer says that over the past few days he has been "portrayed as being indifferent to domestic violence and as someone who did not take appropriate action when warranted."

In the statement, he apologizes for what he said at Big Ten Media Day, regarding Zach and Courtney Smith:

My words, whether in a reply to a reporter's question or in addressing a personnel issue, must be clear, compassionate and most of all, completely accurate. Unfortunately, at Big Ten Media Days on July 24th, I failed on many of these fronts. My intention was not to say anything inaccurate or misleading. However, I was not adequately prepared to discuss these sensitive personnel issues with the media, and I apologize for the way I handled those questions.

Additionally, Meyer ends the statement asking for the fans to support the coaches and student-athletes in the Ohio State Football program, and that he looks forward to rejoining the program "soon."

I ask that you continue to support the incredible coaches and student-athletes in our program, and I look forward to rejoining them soon.