REPORT: City Meyer’s Agent ‘Bailed’ Amidst Zach Smith Fallout

Throughout late summer time, in case you had been observing City Meyer being combative with the media and usually refusing to even feign any remorse or accountability for a scarcity of management as tales poured out about Zach Smith and puzzled who he may probably be taking recommendation from, the reply to that query was apparently no one. Talking extemporaneously about information of Meyer’s retirement on his ESPN Radio present with Stugotz on Tuesday, Dan Le Batard talked about that he shares — no, shared — an agent with Meyer, however that “throughout that mess, my agent bailed — my agent received out of that as a result of he wasn’t taking recommendation. He was simply doing the identical factor he all the time does — being smug, smug City Meyer. He received into this mess as a result of he taunted the media with vanity about that whole incident. That’s the way it began, and other people began following up.” The agent Le Batard is referring to is Hint Armstrong, the previous linebacker for the Bears, Dolphins, and Raiders. Based on a Chicago Tribune profile from final 12 months, Armstrong’s different teaching shoppers embrace Tom Herman, Kevin Sumlin, and Mike McCarthy. Armstrong didn't instantly reply to a textual content message searching for remark from The Large Lead; we are going to replace if we hear again. This information had not been beforehand reported. Later within the phase — pay attention right here for full context — Le Batard supplied one other allusion to the concept Meyer was ignoring skilled recommendation. “Look, he’s not the sufferer however I can see by his eyes how he may really feel like one,” Le Batard stated. “As a result of his preliminary response was to not backpedal. Nevermind the preliminary response — the response after getting steering from lots of completely different individuals and attorneys on what to do was to not backtrack. It was to sit down there and proceed to inform us how he was wronged.”