UPDATE:

Ohio State is planning a news conference at 8:50 p.m. to discuss the investigation into Urban Meyer.

ORIGINAL STORY:

Ohio State’s board of trustees is in executive session Wednesday as it discusses the future of football coach Urban Meyer.

The board meeting convened in a public session at the Longaberger Alumni House at 9 a.m. for about one minute in front of a large throng of media before moving into private executive session to “discuss the employment, compensation and discipline of a public official.”

A source told The Dispatch that there is an expectation a decision will be handed down on Wednesday, but the university has not provided a timeline.

Ohio State trustee Clark Kellogg, a former star Buckeyes basketball player, said during an afternoon break that the board has been having a “good, robust discussion, and progress is being made.”

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Meyer has been on paid administrative leave since Aug. 1. The board is weighing his response to the allegations of domestic abuse against former assistant coach Zach Smith by his now ex-wife, Courtney. Last month in Chicago at the Big Ten media gathering, Meyer denied knowing about 2015 accusations against Zach Smith at the time.

In a letter posted Aug. 3 on Twitter, Meyer apologized for those statements said he followed proper protocols in handling the matter.

An investigation led by former Securities and Exchange Commission head Mary Jo White ended its two-week probe on Sunday. Ohio State president Michael V. Drake will make the final decision about Meyer’s future as Buckeyes coach.

Meyer missed all of the team’s training camp, which began Aug. 3. Ohio State’s season begins Sept. 1 against Oregon State.

Shelley Meyer, the wife of Urban, was seen walking into a back entrance of the campus building shortly before 3 p.m. Wednesday.

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