Zach Smith Breaks His Silence on 105.7 The Zone

Former Ohio State assistant Zach Smith joined 105.7 The Zone with his first comments since his firing. 

Smith  was let go after reports surfaced that his ex-wife, Courtney Smith, had  accused him of domestic abuse multiple times since 2009, when Smith was  then with the Florida Gators. 

During his interview Smith denied ever hurting his ex-wife. 

He said Ohio State athletics director Gene Smith contacted him after a incident when police were called in 2015. 

And  he said he didn't know the origin of photos showing injuries to  Courtney Smith, but admitted they could be the result of situations that  got "out of hand." However, he claimed those were situations involving  self-defense on his part, or a case where he was trying to restrain his  ex-wife.

Hear the entirety of what he said this afternoon below:

Head coach Urban Meyer is on paid administrative leave while the   university determines if he followed proper protocol in his handling of   the situation, which Meyer maintained in a tweet issued this afternoon  that he did.