NORMAN, OK – SEPTEMBER 17: Head coach Urban Meyer of the Ohio State Buckeyes walks off the field alongside his wife Shelley after his team won 45-24 against the Oklahoma Sooners at Gaylord Family Oklahoma Memorial Stadium on September 17, 2016 in Norman, Oklahoma. (Photo by Scott Halleran/Getty Images)The Urban Meyer-Ohio State saga went to another level of drama on Saturday, as it was reported that Texas head coach Tom Herman was the one who leaked news of the allegations against now-fired assistant coach Zach Smith to college football insider Brett McMurphy.These allegations have since been denied by both the Texas head coach and his wife, Michelle Herman. McMurphy has also said that it isn’t true.“I have never revealed my sources in my nearly four decade journalistic career & I am not going to start now. However, I will say unequivocally that Tom Herman was not my source,” McMurphy tweeted.Jeff Snook, the reporter who broke the news of Herman’s alleged role, was able to get a comment from Urban Meyer’s wife, Shelley Meyer.Shelley Meyer, who allegedly texted with the ex-wife of Zach Smith regarding the allegations, was unable to comment on the record, but she did thank Snook for pursuing both sides of the story.“I really do appreciate you doing your job with integrity and checking on all the points, unlike some others,” Shelley Meyer said, via a text message. “I just can’t comment and I am very sorry. Thank u.”This is an ongoing saga and it’s unclear if anything reported on Saturday – even if it’s true – will actually have a bearing on what happens to Urban Meyer and Ohio State’s football program.The investigation into Urban Meyer and the program, regarding the handling of domestic violence accusations against Zach Smith, is expected to be completed soon.
Guwahati: Images of a fully grown tiger “relaxing” on a bed inside a shop in Assam’s flooded Kaziranga National Park has created a buzz on social media and thrown the spotlight on the plight of animals as the state battles the deluge.The pictures of the Royal Bengal Tiger on the bed at a shop at Harmoti near Bagori range of the World Heritage Site along National Highway 37 on Thursday were widely shared on social media after the Wildlife Trust of India posted it on Twitter. Also Read – Squadrons which participated in Balakot air strike awarded citations on IAF Day”The tiger has entered a house and is relaxing on a bed. #AssamFloods bring in unusual guests!” “#JustIn our vet @samshulwildvet is making plans with #AssamForestDepartment @kaziranga_ to tranquilise the #tiger”, the WTI said. “Our vet @samshulwildvet is on a mission to tranquilise this #tiger to get him out of bed!”, the organisation which is cooperating with the state’s forest department in the massive efforts to save wildlife during the flood, said in a series of tweets. Also Read – Don’t use ‘lynching’ to defame India: BhagwatLocals told reporters the tiger entered the shop of Rafikul Islam at around 7 am and was noticed relaxing on his bed. Over 95 per cent of the Park is submerged, rendering animals shelterless and forcing them to look for refuge in human habitations. KNP Bagori Range Officer Pankaj Bora, however, said the tiger was not being disturbed and only its movement was being monitored. Forest officials are waiting for the animal to leave on its own. If it doesn’t, only then attempts will be made to shift it to a forest. The tigers are known to fiercely protect their territory, but the magnificent beast was forced out of its den by the floods that have swamped vast swathes of the national park. Several famed one-horned rhinoceros and other animals have reportedly died in the floods that have engulfed large areas in Assam’s 29 out of 33 districts. Large parts of Manas National Park and Pobitora Wildlife Sanctuary are also submerged, forcing wild animals, including rhinos, elephants, deer and wild boars, to take refuge in artificial highlands constructed within the parks or migrate to the southern highlands of Karbi Anglong hills.