COLUMBUS, Ohio — The Ohio State Board of Trustees will meet on Wednesday to discuss the findings of the university's investigation involving head football coach Urban Meyer.
The meeting will be held at 9 a.m. at Longaberger Alumni House. It will begin in open session, but move to a closed executive session "for the entirety of the personnel matters discussion."
The university's final decision regarding Meyer will be made by university President Michael Drake, in consultation with the board.
The Columbus Dispatch cited two sources close to the investigation and reported that the likely recommendation would be a suspension for Meyer, or that the university could opt for a "time served" punishment with the head coach having already missed the majority of preseason practice.
Meyer has been on paid administrative leave since Aug. 1, when the school announced an investigation into what Meyer knew about domestic abuse allegations against a former assistant coach in 2015, and how that information was handled. A team from the law firm of Debevoise & Plimpton completed the investigation on Sunday.
The investigative team will verbally share its findings with the board on Monday, according to a school release, but the board will not discuss the findings or make any decisions before Wednesday.
"(Monday's) briefing is to ensure that board members are adequately prepared to discuss this matter at Wednesday's meeting," the statement read.
Ohio State did not put a deadline on the final resolution, only saying last week that Drake's decision will come "following deliberations with the board, and appropriate time for consideration."
The football team opens the 2018 season on Sept. 1 against Oregon State.
The university's release can be found in its entirety below:
"The Ohio State University Board of Trustees will meet at 9 a.m. on Wednesday, Aug. 22, to discuss personnel matters related to the investigation involving Urban Meyer. The meeting will be held at Longaberger Alumni House, 2200 Olentangy River Road. In keeping with Ohio open meetings law, the meeting will be convened in public session before entering executive session for the entirety of the personnel matters discussion.
The investigative team will verbally share its findings to the board today in an informational briefing. The board will not deliberate or discuss any public business or make any decisions today based on the information presented during the session. Today's briefing is to ensure that board members are adequately prepared to discuss this matter at Wednesday's meeting."