OSU Announces Discipline for Carlos Hyde, Bradley Roby, Two Freshmen
By Tony Gerdeman
Photo by Jim Davidson
COLUMBUS, Ohio — Ohio State announced on Monday afternoon that starting running back Carlos Hyde has been suspended from all football team activities pending the outcome of the student code of conduct and criminal investigations stemming from a weekend incident at a downtown Columbus bar.
Hyde was named in a City of Columbus Police Department report that was issued Monday involving an altercation with a female.
The Columbus Dispatch reported on Monday that Hyde had been dismissed from the team, but that report now appears premature given the official response from Ohio State.
FOX 8 in Cleveland's Gabe Spiegel reported that the Columbus police will speak with Hyde on Tuesday. The length and severity of any future punishment will depend greatly on what the police are able to determine moving forward.
Photo by Jim Davidson
Cornerback Bradley Roby, who was scheduled to attend the Big Ten media days this week, will now be kept home following his arrest outside of a bar in Bloomington, Indiana over the weekend.
Per OSU, as more information becomes available, Roby could face additional discipline. Per the police report of the incident, Roby attempted to start at a fight in a club, and was escorted out. In attempting to go back into the club, he shoved a bouncer in the chest and was then subdued until police arrived.
Ohio State also announced that freshman offensive lineman Tim Gardner, from Indianapolis, has been sent home and will not be a part of the 2013 team after being charged by Columbus police on Saturday night for obstructing official business.
Also, freshman tight end Marcus Baugh, from Riverside, California, has been been removed from all team activities and will sit out the first game of the season against Buffalo. Baugh was arrested last weekend for underage possession of alcohol and possessing a fake identification. His actions will also result in the loss of his summer aid.
"I have a clear set of core values in place that members of this football program are constantly reminded of and are expected to honor," Urban Meyer said in a statement released by the University.
"There are also expectations with regard to behavior. I expect our players to conduct themselves responsibly and appropriately and they will be held accountable for their actions."
"Swift, effective and fair discipline is the standard for our entire athletics program," Director of Athletics Gene Smith said in the same release. "I applaud Coach Meyer for his immediate actions."
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