Former Ohio State Football Coach Zach Smith Arrested

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Former Ohio State football coach Zach Smith has been arrested again.

According to Kyle Rowland Thursday night, Smith was arrested for allegedly violating a protection order after becoming “confrontational with staff” when they didn’t let him get his kids from school in Delaware County, Ohio. He’s now facing a misdemeanor charge for allegedly violating the protection order.

You can see a picture of his mugshot below:

Smith was at the center of a massive scandal at OSU this past season, which resulted in Urban Meyer’s suspension and the former wide receivers coach being fired. (RELATED: Urban Meyer Lost A Ton Of Money During His Three Game Suspension)

Smith was arrested back in 2009 for alleged domestic violence against a pregnant woman, was arrested for allegedly driving while intoxicated in 2013 and was also contacted by the police in 2015 during an investigation for alleged domestic violence.

His ex-wife Courtney had a protective order placed against him in 2018, which is what he allegedly violated yesterday.

It may only be a misdemeanor, but it’s the latest dark mark in a long line of allegations against Smith, which ultimately cost him his job with the Buckeyes.

More than anything, this dude might need some serious help. When there’s a protective order against you, allegedly violating it seems like an insanely stupid thing to do.

Good luck to him ever getting a job in major football again. Guys with his past aren’t exactly hot commodities.

I really thought this whole OSU scandal was behind us, but Smith just finds ways to stay in the news.

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