How accountable should you be held for your subordinates' actions? (Urban Meyer)

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Urban Meyer is on paid leave while an investigation is being conducted to see how much he knew about a former assistant coach (assistant coach was recently fired after being charged with a misdemeanor charge of criminal trespassing) who allegedly beat his wife. I don't think this assistant was ever charged for domestic abuse, but it seems likely that Meyer knew about the alleged abuse.

A lot of people are saying something like "So a guy beats his wife and his boss may get fired?". Others are disappointed and think Meyer should be fired.

I don't want this to be a discussion of the Urban Meyer situation. But in a more general sense, how responsible should a boss be for one of his/her employee's actions outside of work?