Ohio State football: Former Buckeyes back Urban Meyer amid recent criticism

Urban Meyer, Ohio State Buckeyes. (Photo by Sean M. Haffey/Getty Images)
Urban Meyer, Ohio State Buckeyes. (Photo by Sean M. Haffey/Getty Images) /

After Marcus Williamson took to Twitter to bring up an alleged incident that supposedly involved Urban Meyer, multiple former Ohio State football players backed Meyer.

Saturday evening, Marcus Williamson, a member of the Ohio State football team, took to Twitter and shared a number of thoughts pertaining to his time with the Buckeyes. He bizarrely announced that he had apparently retired and then took the opportunity to bash fans and coaches.

His tweets started off entertaining and harmless enough, but quickly became something that concerned many to when Williamson brought up an alleged incident that supposedly involved Urban Meyer, a former coach for Ohio State.

Meyer has a long list of controversies and scandals attached to his name. Based off prior incidents, there are no shortage of reasons to intently pay attention when a new criticism of Meyer’s behavior is brought up.

So, when Williamson made the statement that Meyer allegedly used a photo of Trayvon Martin in a slideshow explaining a rule about why Ohio State football players shouldn’t wear hoodies, plenty of people began to pay serious attention to the situation.

Ohio State football: Some former Buckeyes support Urban Meyer following Marcus Williamson’s tweets

Following Williamson’s tweets, some former Ohio State players are backing their former coach.

Both Joshua Perry and Tyvis Powell answered questions pertaining to the allegation that Meyer included a photo of Martin in a slideshow.

According to Cardale Jones, the rule also included hats and had nothing to do with any social issues.

Darron Lee echoed Jones on the note, saying this rule was something that had been long established.

Parris Campbell actually directly advocated for Meyer, saying the former Ohio State coach worked to make it known that he was an advocate against racism.

The situation is a tense one and it’s difficult to work through easily. Given Meyer’s connection to multiple scandals, he won’t always get the benefit of the doubt from many.

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