I have lost whatever scrap of respect I might have ever had of him and I wish that the Suckeyes lose every single game that that woman beater enabler coaches. I guarantee you that if he was going 6-5 every year and losing in the Carquest/Emerald/Poulan Weedeater Bowl to a MAC team then the OSU braintrust would have had no trouble cutting him loose.
And this right here is exactly what sums up perfectly professional sports. Does a person's bad press worth their on-field performance? Clearly Ohio State thinks that Meyer does, despite being a worthless piece of trash off the field.
And it's easy to find the hypocrisy where ever you look (warning, because I'm an NFL fan and not really a college fan, those are going to be my examples).
The Ravens released Ray Rice as soon as the elevator video came out because suddenly his on the field performance didn't outweigh his PR trouble. (And remember that up until that point, his on the field play DID outweigh his legal troubles, because the Ravens were standing by him before that.) The Ravens then instituted a policy of no more players/coaches on the team that have problems with domestic abuse.
Fast-forward to this past year when Jimmy Smith was accused by his ex of domestic abuse, which led to a 4 game suspension for him. What do the Ravens do? They stand by Jimmy Smith assuring everyone that he is dedicated to change. Why? Because even though this goes contrary to their policy, Jimmy Smith is one of the best CBs in the league and releasing him would be a huge hit to the team's on-field play relative to his legal troubles.
Frankly that's the easiest defense in the world for the NFL in the Colin Kaepernick collusion case. Just point to every single example of a player with bad PR and getting dumped the moment that the bad PR outweighed his play and say that Kaep is just the most recent case of that. (That and it doesn't really help that, A) Kaep opted out of his 49ers contract B) Declined a paycut to be traded to Denver C) Was on the verge of signing with the Ravens when his girlfriend called Ray Lewis an Uncle Tom.)
The only way this is going to change is if actual fans of sports team tell the teams that they care more about off the field scumbaggery like this than on the field performance. We have to remember these are businesses and the people who run them treat them as such. Everything is an asset and once it's no longer valuable, then and only then do they get rid of it.