Chris Corso and Urban Meyer's friendship explored as video goes viral

Yasmine Leung October 5, 2021
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Reported videos of a young woman dancing on Urban Meyer’s lap have gone viral, despite him being married. He states he was with family, but it has been alleged he was out celebrating Chris Corso’s birthday. Let’s take a look…

Urban Meyer: In the limelight for the wrong reason

Urban Meyer has had quite a rough couple of days – well not at first but, after a video supposedly captured him dancing with a young blonde woman, he’s gone viral for all the wrong reasons.

The Jaguars coach apologised to his family, team owner Shad Khan, and his team on Monday, 4 October 2021 for putting himself in the compromising position and for “being a distraction” one day after the Jaguars’ 24-21 loss.

He has been apologetic over the situation, where he claimed he stayed in Ohio to have dinner with his grandkids:

“There was a big group next to our restaurant and they wanted me to come over and take pictures, and I did. They were trying to pull me out on the dance floor, screwing around, and I should have left.”

Unfortunately for him, a second video surfaced on Monday shot from an alternative angle. In it, the mystery woman seems to be the same female from the first clip, but this time Meyer has his hands on her bottom.

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Urban Meyer’s wife responds

His wife, Shelley Meyers, was aware of her husband’s night out to celebrate Chris Corso’s birthday since she responded to a friend’s tweet showing her Friday night in with the grandkids.

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While she hasn’t officially responded to the controversy, she has expressed her opinion in the most subtle way possible – by liking a tweet. That way, only the eagle-eyed will notice.

She liked two tweets by the same user that said: “Shelley you deserve better than him, hello my name is Erica” and “Urban Meyer doesn’t deserve Shelley look how cute her tweet was”.

Who is Chris Corso?

Chris Corso is an entrepreneur and restaurateur based in Columbus, Ohio. There isn’t much information on his personal life, but CelebSaga claims he is in his 40s.

His company, Corso & Gallicchio Ventures, is known for its portfolio of nightclubs in Columbus, including Red Zone and Fabric.

Corso is also a hotelier, having opened the AC Hotel by Marriott Columbus Downtown on 3 June 2021 in the Park Street entertainment district.

On top of that, he’s the mastermind behind several restaurants – Pint House since 2013, Forno since 2015, Standard Hall in 2016 and Goody Boy.

It’s unknown how long Meyers and Corso have known each other but the pair have two joint ventures: the Urban Pint House, launched in 2019, and the Urban Chophouse since May 2021.

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Yasmine is a third-year Anthropology and Media student at Goldsmiths University with a new obsession with League of Legends, despite being really bad. She's always on social media keeping on top of the latest news and trends and is HITC’s expert in Korean pop culture. She also loves music, TV and fashion - her favourite things to write about.