GLENDALE, AZ – JANUARY 01: Head coach Urban Meyer of the Ohio State Buckeyes on the sidelines during the BattleFrog Fiesta Bowl against the Notre Dame Fighting Irish at University of Phoenix Stadium on January 1, 2016 in Glendale, Arizona. (Photo by Christian Petersen/Getty Images)Early Wednesday morning, college football reporter Brett McMurphy dropped a bombshell story that alleged Ohio State head coach Urban Meyer knew of the assault allegations against wide receivers coach Zach Smith.According to the report posted on his Facebook page, McMurphy alleged Meyer knew about the alleged assault of Smith, and made a distinct effort to ignore it. This is one of the biggest stories in college football over the past few years.However, it took McMurphy’s former employer, ESPN, over four hours to cover the news. Some attributed this to the awkward feelings ESPN might have after laying off McMurphy in 2017.In a statement released to Awful Announcing, ESPN clarified why the story wasn’t covered originally.We’ve added the following update to our story on ESPN’s coverage of the Urban Meyer story. This explanation was not shared with AA when we reached out initially to ESPN PR but was later shared through sources involved in the seminar.https://t.co/K97NYloaDZ pic.twitter.com/RmuZne153d— Awful Announcing (@awfulannouncing) August 1, 2018ESPN’s college football reporters were reportedly at a company seminar when the news broke. The Worldwide Leader has a bevy of reporters that are capable of covering a litany of topics.You can read McMurphy’s full report here.Stay tuned for more on the story.