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)College football insider Brett McMurphy is reporting that Ohio State head coach Urban Meyer helped “cover up” another incident involving former Buckeyes’ assistant coach Zach Smith.Smith, who was fired by Ohio State this past summer, allegedly had an incident with former Buckeyes 5-star Trevon Grimes, who transferred out of the program.The report details a practice incident between Smith and Grimes:Trevon told his father he got into an altercation with Ohio State wide receivers coach Zach Smith at practice.LeBron Grimes said his son told him that “Zach got up in his face and called him a ‘bitch ass n – – – – -’ and said, ‘I should have never recruited you.’ And then Trevon said something to Zach about him messing around with college girls.”During that phone call, LeBron told his son he had booked a flight and would be in Columbus in three days. Trevon told him if he didn’t get there the next day he was leaving school.Ohio State has reportedly done an investigation into the allegations. The Buckeyes reportedly admit that an incident took place, but denied the use of the N-word.On Nov. 2, 2018 after Leah Grimes contacted Ohio State, Buckeyes Athletic Director Gene Smith reached out to Stadium. He said the use of the N-word in Ohio State’s program “doesn’t exist. Urban doesn’t allow that.” Later that day, Gene Smith provided a statement: “Since our conversation I have looked into some of your questions. We have found no evidence that there was a physical altercation or racially charged remarks between Zach Smith and Trevon Grimes, and to reinforce my earlier comments to you on the phone, racially charged behavior is not accepted or tolerated within our program.”Four days later, through OSU spokesman Jerry Emig, the school now admitted there was an “interaction” between Zach Smith and Grimes. Emig’s statement: “The university initiated a series of interviews over the last four days with players and staff who witnessed the interaction. No one corroborated that there was a physical altercation or that there was racially offensive language used.”Eli Goins, a senior wide receiver at Ohio State last season, said he witnessed the altercation at practice that players had to “break up” but did not hear Smith use the N-word: “Coach Smith might have said something that pissed off Tre about his previous route. He was always known for saying s – – -, you had to have tough skin.“It didn’t get like they were throwing punches, but we did have to break them up,” Goins said. “He curses and uses profanity, but he never took it to that level with me. He knew his boundaries.”Urban Meyer reportedly denied comment for the story.Grimes is now a sophomore wide receiver at Florida. He has 17 catches for 194 yards and 1 touchdown.
Scanners used on the Los Angeles Metro to detect deadly weapons are being trialled in London in a bid to tackle the knife crime epidemic.The space age technology works by revealing objects that block body heat and can detect concealed weapons including knives, guns and even explosive devices from a distance of 30 feet.It is hoped the equipment will allow police officers to identify suspects carrying knives in busy areas without the need for body searches.A trial of the technology – which was developed began on Monday at Stratford station in east London, the scene of a number of violent incidents in the past.The initial five day pilot, which is being run by the British Transport Police (BTP), comes in the wake of a number of fatal stabbings across the capital in recent weeks.Minister for Crime, Policing and Fire, Kit Malthouse, said: “We are pulling out all the stops in a battle against knife crime in London and across the country. “20,000 more police officers will help but new technology can make an enormous impact on public safety, as this equipment shows.“No one should feel they can walk the streets with a knife and expect to get away with it.” Assistant Chief Constable Robin Smith from the British Transport Police, said: “Fortunately, knife crime on the rail network is very low, however we recognise the important role our Force plays in identifying those intent on carrying lethal weapons to commit atrocious crimes. “In support of the Home Office and other police forces, we are keen to explore how technology can assist us in tackling violent crime head on. We are pleased to partner with them in trialing the Thruvision technology at Stratford station.” Transport Security Minister, Baroness Vere, said: “Improving safety at stations is paramount to ensuring that everyone can use our railways with confidence, and technology should be at the forefront of that mission. This innovative trial is part of this Government’s wider crackdown on knife crime.”The technology enables police officers to see the size, shape and location of any concealed item. It does not show any intimate body parts and it is impossible to tell an individual’s gender, age or ethnicity from the imagery it produces. Want the best of The Telegraph direct to your email and WhatsApp? Sign up to our free twice-daily Front Page newsletter and new audio briefings.