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Urban Meyer: Ohio State looking into 'legal action' against Brett McMurphy

Urban Meyer said on a Big Ten teleconference Tuesday that Ohio State is looking into "legal action" against Stadium reporter Brett McMurphy in the wake of a story earlier Tuesday alleging a "racially charged" altercation between former Ohio State wide receivers coach Zach Smith and former Buckeyes wide receiver Trevon Grimes.

They key passage from the McMurphy story:

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.”

The story alleges that Meyer later covered up the incident in an effort to protect Smith. (Grimes later transferred to Florida.)

Within the story, McMurphy notes he was told that LeBron Grimes was an unreliable source in regards to his son, as one source said the younger Grimes had not "seen or talked to his father in more than two years."

After the story went public, a number of Ohio State players publicly pushed back against McMurphy.

Early Tuesday afternoon, Ohio State president Michael Drake released a statement pushing back against McMurphy's report.

Ohio State AD Gene Smith followed with his own statement.

Finally, Meyer told reporters on the Big Ten teleconference the school is considering suing McMurphy.

Of course, there is history between Ohio State and McMurphy. McMurphy broke the stories that eventually led to Zach Smith's firing as Ohio State's receivers coach and the suspensions of Gene Smith and Meyer.