The "Star" Of The Disgraceful Show Of Support For Urban Meyer At Ohio State Was None Other Than Ezekiel Elliott's Father
I've said it before, when Jay Paterno decided to blindly publish his support of Urban Meyer's innocence, but Ezekiel Elliott's father has given me no choice but to say it again. For a situation that is the furthest thing from funny, the jokes have been absolutely relentless in continuing to write themselves.
Not including the vocal minority of Buckeyes' fans, the people who have been most passionate about defending a football coach who has had skepticism surrounding him since his days at Florida is nothing if not unprecedentedly counterproductive. We are talking about none other than the wife beater responsible for this whole mess (Zach Smith), the once heir to the throne as the King of Cover-Up's (Jay Paterno), and the father of a former Buckeye who is not yet a year removed from sitting out a six game suspension due to an alleged domestic dispute of his own (Stacy Elliott). Even thinking their words could possibly be helpful in keeping Urban Meyer employed by Ohio State makes them The Three Stooges of witnessing character.
Now, to be more fair to Ezekiel Elliott than the NFL was, there is quite a bit of uncertainty surrounding an investigation that was led by a league that's only manages to catch itself in a web of lies, but the dots are just too damn close not to be connected by the jury in the court of public opinion here. I highly doubt he was raised to think it's forgivable to raise a hand to a woman, but the idea that his father went out of his way to make that argument even loosely available to his detractors is nothing short of unconscionably stupid. I'm more inclined to feel bad for Zeke here, as it's clear that the shortsightedness of his dumbass decision making was an inherited trait, but you don't exactly need binoculars to see that how bad of a look this is for someone who most definitely did not need to be involved in more controversy.
For that reason, I think I'm getting to the point where my interest is seeing Urban Meyer ousted for being caught in a blatant lie after continuing to employ a domestically abusive lunatic for years upon learning of his issues away from the field is just as motivated by a belief in what's right as it is by how much the abject stupidity of everyone on his side makes me want to scream. I'm not there yet, but it's certainly not due to a lack of effortless idiocy on the part of those who have forgotten who the victim is in viewing Urban Meyer's record on the field as more important than his track record of sanctimonious bullshit off of it.