On Saturday, former Ohio State defensive back Marcus Williamson went viral as he ranted on social media over several things following his retirement.
Among the things he spoke on was accusing Urban Meyer of threatening him and using a photo of the late Trayvon Martin to illustrate the program’s “no hoodie indoors” policy.
Williamson’s allegations caused a major stir, so former Buckeyes players made sure to log on Twitter and defend their onetime coach and former program.
“Saw a former Buckeye brother sharing about his career last night. We can get into the free labor economy of CFB as a whole, but painting OSU as racist ain’t it,” former OSU linebacker Joshua Perry tweeted. “And Urban was a tough ass coach, but he always invested in us as players and people. Just a window into my experience.”
“100% agree with Josh. OSU was a family like environment where we were setup to thrive at the next level,” ex-Buckeye wide receiver Parris Campbell wrote. “Racism was the absolute last thing I’ve ever felt. UM was actually an advocate against racism and he made that clear to us.”
Cardale Jones, Ohio State’s starting quarterback when Meyer won the national championship in 2014, also took to Twitter and supported his former head coach.
Jones played at Ohio State from 2013-2015 and finished with 2,322 yards passing along with 15 touchdowns and seven interceptions.
Meyer finished 83-9 overall during his seven seasons in Columbus.