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Urban Meyer disagrees with Gibson suspension

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OSU coach Urban Meyer watches a play from the sideline during a game. Credit: Lantern File Photo

OSU coach Urban Meyer watches a play from the sideline during a game. Credit: Lantern File Photo

The announcement of the suspension of redshirt freshman wide receiver Torrance Gibson came within an hour of Urban Meyer taking the podium of Monday’s press conference at the Woody Hayes Athletic Center.

The Buckeyes’ coach made it clear his thoughts on the decision made by the university.

“I disagree with it,” Meyer said.

Short and bold with his statements, Meyer briefly discussed the subject of Gibson’s suspension before moving on to other team issues.

When asked about appealing the suspension, or what actions he should take, Meyer simply replied “I don’t know.”

Unlike suspensions handed down by the athletics department or the football team itself, the decision was made by members of university staff. Gibson is said to have broken guidelines in the university student code of conduct according to an OSU spokesperson.

The suspension will keep the redshirt freshman away from the football field, as well as the university, for the Fall Semester.

Offensive coordinator Ed Warinner also made an appearance at the presser on Monday and echoed the thoughts of Meyer.

“I don’t really have a lot of comment on that,” Warinner said regarding Gibson’s suspension. “Coach Meyer commented and kind of gave our stance as far as a coaching staff and a department. That’s really all I want to say right now.”

There has been no word on the specific violation committed by Gibson.

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