ESPN has obtained the 911 call from Urban Meyer’s wife Shelley that led to his hospitalization after the SEC Championship Game on Dec.6.
(audio link to Shelley Meyer’s 911 call)
The Univ. of Florida reported to the media at that time that Meyer was being for dehydration, but obviously we know now that chest pains were the cause.
So why the ruse?
In his press conference today to discuss his decision to reverse course and return as head coach at the Univ. of Florida as soon as this fall, one offhand comment by Urban Meyer about when he told his family of his latest choice might’ve indicated his actual priorities throughout the 48 hour ordeal.
During the presser, Meyer listed his priorities in order to the media as, “father, husband, coach,” characterized his family as “very close,” and said, “if you put business before God and family, you’ve got a problem.”
(Meyer’s wife to ORLANDO SENTINEL this morning)
Yet at the same press conference he indicated that he didn’t tell his wife and children about his returning as UF coach until he “pulled them aside before they got on the plane.”
(From Pete Thamel of NEW YORK TIMES)
In other words, they were probably among the last to know.
At least they aren’t alone. Meyer’s father Bud didn’t know his son had quit as Florida coach until a media member informed him last night. Read more…