Ohio State's Carlos Hyde Suspended by Buckeyes, Bradley Roby Arrested

Alex SimsCorrespondent IIIJuly 22, 2013

Two Ohio State stars made offseason headlines for the wrong reasons on Monday. Tim May of the Columbus Dispatch reports that the Buckeyes have dismissed starting running back Carlos Hyde and are looking into the arrest of cornerback Bradley Roby.

May cited sources saying OSU head coach Urban Meyer has dismissed Hyde and is still analyzing the situation regarding his star corner, Roby, in a separate incident.


UPDATE: Thursday, July 25, 10:28 a.m. EDT

Kyle Rowland of Eleven Warriors tweeted Thursday morning regarding the status of Roby. According to Roland, Meyer said a suspension is likely for the All-American cornerback:

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UPDATE: Thursday, July 25, 10:12 a.m. EDT

Perhaps the biggest break in this story thus far came Thursday morning from NBC4's Mindy Drayer (h/t Matt Lombardi, College Spun).

The Columbus news anchor watched the bar surveillance tape of the incident involving Hyde and reports that Hyde did slap the woman.

In a video from NBC4, Drayer explained that the woman first swung at Hyde, though Drayer could not tell whether or not the woman's strike connected.

After the woman's swing, Hyde turned and retaliated with what Drayer said was clearly a slap, not a punch, and it did hit the woman in the face.

Drayer continued saying the woman was not knocked unconscious by the hit but covered her face with her hand before being consoled by a group of friends.

Watch the video here.

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UPDATE: Wednesday, July 24, 1:42 p.m. EDT

At the Big Ten media days, Ohio State quarterback Braxton Miller revealed OSU "got some good news" regarding the status of Hyde. Miller's remarks were tweeted by ESPN's Mark Schlabach, who went on to say Miller doesn't expect Hyde to miss significant time:

According to Schlabach and Brett McMurphy, OSU head coach Urban Meyer said he "didn't receive the good news" and that the Buckeyes will continue to evaluate facts before making a decision regarding their star running back:

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UPDATE: Tuesday, July 23, 7:34 p.m. EDT

Yahoo reported that surveillance video shows Hyde did not hit the alleged victim.  In fact, she hit him. Charges "are not expected to be filed against Hyde" at this time. 

Charges are not expected to be filed against Hyde after video from Sugar Bar 2 shows he didn't appear to make contact with an alleged victim who claimed to have been assaulted early Saturday morning, a source who spoke to Yahoo! Sports on the condition of anonymity said. The source said video shows Hyde speaking in the direction of the alleged victim just prior to her punching him in the head. The video then shows Hyde leaving the area and reaching back in the woman's direction in a non-confrontational manner, the source said. From the video, it doesn't appear Hyde ever made contact with the woman – either before or after she struck him, the source said.

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UPDATE: Monday, July 22, 5:51 p.m. EDT

ESPN reported the suspension of Carlos Hyde with an interesting potential development.

According to the ESPN report, sources have told ESPN's Brett McMurphy that there is "surveillance video of the incident that's contrary to what is being reported."

If McMurphy's sources check out, the OSU running back could eventually be reinstated, as McMurphy previously tweeted.

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UPDATE: Monday, July 22, 4:12 p.m. EDT

Ohio State has released a statement on its official website regarding Carlos Hyde, Bradley Roby and two additional players.

OSU confirms Hyde has been "suspended from all football team activities pending the outcome of the student code of conduct and criminal investigations."

The Buckeyes also announced Roby will not attend this week's Big Ten media days and the All-American cornerback could face additional discipline as more information becomes available.

Also in the release, defensive lineman Tim Gardner has been dismissed from the team after being charged with "obstruction of official business" Sunday night.

Finally, tight end Marcus Baugh has been suspended from team activities and will miss the season opener against Buffalo after being charged with underage possession of alcohol and possessing a fake identification last week.

Read the press release here.

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UPDATE: Monday, July 22, 3:58 p.m. EDT

ESPN's Brett McMurphy reports Ohio State has suspended Carlos Hyde, pending a university and criminal investigation:

McMurphy also cited sources saying if Hyde is cleared of the allegations, he will be reinstated:

ESPN's Joe Schad has also reported Bradley Roby will no longer be attending this week's Big Ten media days:

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UPDATE: Monday, July 22, 2:50 p.m. EDT

According to Gabe Spiegel of Fox 8 in Cleveland, Ohio State running back Carlos Hyde has not been kicked off the team:

More updates will be provided as this story continues to develop.

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UPDATE: Monday, July 22, 2:27 p.m. EDT

More details of the arrest of Ohio State cornerback Bradley Roby have emerged from Doug Lesmerises of the The Plain Dealer.

Lesmerises cited a press release from the Bloomington police department that detailed the situation and the charge of "A-Misdemeanor Battery" against Roby.

According to the release, Roby was kicked out of the bar after attempting to start a fight with another patron. He then tried to re-enter the bar to locate his friends when an altercation with a bar staff member started.

Roby allegedly "struck a security guard in the chest" before being "wrestled to the ground" and eventually arrested.

Read the press release here.

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Hyde has been named a person of interest in an assault against a female that occurred over the weekend at a bar in Columbus.

Reports from Monroe County records state that Roby was arrested on Sunday morning in Bloomington, Ind., and "is facing preliminary charges of battery resulting in bodily injury." According to May's sources, Roby "was asked to leave a bar after a disturbance" but refused and "was subdued by bouncers" before being taken into custody.

Roby is a touted NFL draft prospect but chose to return to OSU for his redshirt junior season and is expected to lead a talented Buckeyes secondary.

Hyde was heading into his senior season with high expectations as well.

The Naples, Fla., native emerged as the leading back for the Buckeyes in 2012 when he ran for 970 yards and 16 touchdowns.

However, OSU does have a capable replacement in senior Jordan Hall, who has tallied more than 1,000 yards in his career.

According to May, Meyer is known for having a strict policy regarding violence against women. Last summer, linebacker Storm Klein was dismissed from the team when he was accused of being in a physical altercation with his girlfriend. Klein was eventually cleared of the charges and reinstated. 

Given Klein's situation, Hyde's future at OSU isn't entirely decided.

The senior running back has yet to be charged. The alleged victim said she did not know her assailant but could recognize him, according to May.