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Per Yahoo! Report, Video Footage Shows Carlos Hyde Didn't Strike Alleged Victim
By Tony Gerdeman

COLUMBUS, Ohio — Yahoo!'s Charles Robinson reported Tuesday night that Ohio State running back Carlos Hyde is not expected to be charged following a weekend altercation that had Hyde allegedly hitting a female.

Per Robinson, the surveillance video at the club where the alleged incident took place shows that Hyde doesn't appear to make contact with the female, while the video also shows the female punching Hyde in the head.

According to Robinson's source, the video shows Hyde speaking in the direction of the female just prior to her punching him. Following the punch, Hyde begins to leave the area but then reaches back in the female's direction "in a non-confrontational manner". This was the extent of Hyde's involvement per the source.

Hyde was suspended by Urban Meyer from all football activities on Monday pending the outcome of the student code of conduct and criminal investigations.

Sources told the-Ozone on Monday that charges were doubtful in the case, and that the video in question "completely exonerates" Hyde. Yahoo!'s report would seem to corroborate this, though Ohio State has yet to make any official statement about the situation since their original announcement of Hyde's suspension on Monday.

As of Tuesday evening, Carlos Hyde was still suspended from all football activities. We will have further updates as they become available.

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