ESPN’s Michelle Beadle has had enough. Never one to hold back her thoughts, Beadle unloaded on Ohio State University, the football program, and head coach Urban Meyer for how they handled allegations that Meyer had previous knowledge of domestic abuse committed by former wide receivers coach Zach Smith.
Beadle ripped the parties involved because of a lack of compassion when discussing Courtney Smith.
“You couldn’t even muster that, which tells me everything I need to know,” Beadle said. “That you have zero culpability in this and you don’t think anything wrong happened., which is why I think the entire thing is a farce.”
She also said that it will mark the second consecutive year that she will not be watching football, an interesting comment considering she is paid to discuss the sport.
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— Get Up (@GetUpESPN) August 23, 2018
“There’s a reason why this will be the second season I don’t watch NFL and I don’t spend my Saturdays watching college football either. I believe that the sport of football has set itself up to be in a position where it shows itself in the bigger picture to not really care about women — they don’t really care about people of color, but we won’t get into that for NFL either — but as a woman I feel like a person who has been marginalized,” Beadle said as transcribed by The Big Lead.
“And every single one of these stories that comes out, every single time, pushes me further and further away. I realize they don’t care, but for me it’s opened up my weekends. I appreciate you for giving that to me. I don’t care anymore. I’ve lost the ability to be surprised. You got three games. You could’ve been fired. They could’ve gotten away with not having to pay you a single dime. You survived it, and not only did you survive it, but you didn’t have the grace enough to at least look over the statement you were handed seven seconds before and pretend that you meant a single word in it. The entire thing is a disgrace. I’m just numb to it. I’m just ready for NBA to kick off, quite frankly. That’s what I’m here for.”
The Buckeyes kick off their 2018 campaign on Saturday, Sept. 1 against Oregon State.