POWELL, OH (WCMH) — Former Ohio State wide receivers coach Zach Smith pleaded guilty to disorderly conduct in court Tuesday.
According to Delaware Municipal Court records, a criminal trespassing charge against Smith was reduced to disorderly conduct. The charge was filed based on a complaint filed by Smith’s ex-wife.
Smith was fired from the Ohio State Football program earlier this year after allegations of domestic violence surfaced.
In a statement posted to Twitter, Smith said he also agreed to a mutual protection order between him and Courtney Smith. Smith said he pleaded guilty to the minor misdemeanor to avoid the cost of a trial.
She wasn’t awarded anything. I REQUESTED the Mutual Order for LIFE. Ask my attorney. They told me to just do a 3-year. AND I pled “guilty” to a minor misdemeanor to avoid the cost of a trial because they wanted to end this.
You’re an absolute bafoon & give reporters a bad name. https://t.co/jzPnrRdU92— Zach Smith (@CoachZachSmith) October 23, 2018