Urban Meyer flatly refused to use a picture of Trayvon Martin to describe his “cap-free” rule in Ohio.
Markus Williamson, former Baku defender, Meyer was torn apart on Twitter On New Year’s Day, the coach claimed in a Powerpoint presentation that he used Martin’s image to “establish the rule that there is no hood in the building.”
Ohio Reporter Jeff Snook asked Meyer about Williamson’s claim, which he denied.
“Our collective rule was not hats, caps or sunglasses of any kind, but only at team meetings, just to make sure we could see their eyes and make sure they were asleep and not sleeping,” Meyer said. . “We didn’t and didn’t show a picture of Trayvon Martin. My God, no.
“It’s an absolute lie and you can turn to any other player on my team during that time to confirm what I’m saying. Other players know his statement is a lie. I would never have done it. He’s the limit here. crosses. Apparently, people are gathered now. But that never happened. “
Martin was shot and killed in 2012 in Florida by George Zimmerman. He was 17 years old.
Martin was wearing a hooded sweater at the time of the tragedy. After his death, athletes such as Carmelo Anthony and LeBron James joined other citizens who made similar statements, wearing hooded sweaters and honoring Martin.
The latest accusation against Meyer follows a turbulent year for the former Buckeyes coach, who was killed by the Jaguars in December due to a list of missteps during the season.
In October, Meyer was seen hanging out with a blonde woman who was not his wife at a Columbus bar in Ohio. Meyer also faced allegations that he kicked former Jaguars player Josh Lambo in training, as well as insulting assistant coaches. Meyer was sacked in 13 games in his first year as head coach of the Jaguars.
Williamson’s accusation seems likely to be confirmed or denied by other witnesses, so it remains to be seen what other Buckeye teammates might say if asked about it.
Williamson played in 26 games in Ohio in 2017-2021.