Urban Meyer is one hell of a football coach, but many would agree he may not be the best of people.
Meyer cam under criticism when he left the University of Florida and at the time coaching for good because of a heart condition, but then took a long-time coveted Ohio Sate head coaching job a year later.
But nothing football related trumps what a certain Rolling Stone is claiming.
According to Yahoo Sports, Rolling Stone is set to release a detailed story of Hernandez’s life, which chronicles his time as a Florida Gator and several incidents the magazine claims Meyer, who was the head coach at the time, might have covered up.
Rolling Stone’s website featured a teaser of what the show will feature, stating, “In college his coach (then-University of Florida head coach Urban Meyer) may have helped cover up failed drug tests, along with two violent incidents — an assault and a drive-by shootout outside a local bar.”
Now, the phrase “may have helped cover up” is used here, which means nobody is outright claiming they have cold hard facts, but there must be some substance to make such claims to begin with.
Some say the Hernandez family and friends threatened the life of Meyer if he did not keep quiet.
Yahoo Sports went on to note that “this has been a theme when it comes to tracing Hernandez’s past. Many have alluded to things that might have gone on at Florida and Meyer’s role in covering up those things, but no one has produced any definitive proof that Meyer knew Hernandez was excessively violent or even troubled. And there’s certainly been no evidence to suggest Meyer covered up any of Hernandez’s violent acts, let alone a drive-by shooting.”
But then there’s the old adage: “Where there’s smoke, there’s fire.” It’s hard to believe Meyer didn’t have some cursory knowledge that Hernandez was a troubled young man, who was involved with people and things he probably shouldn’t have been.