Ohio State rusher Carlos Hyde and cornerback Bradley Roby facing legal problems

COLUMBUS, Ohio - A published report says Ohio State coach Urban Meyer has kicked starting tailback Carlos Hyde off the team after an alleged assault against a female in Columbus.

In a separate incident, first-team cornerback Bradley Roby is being investigated over another assault in Indiana.

Ohio State officials did not immediately return calls seeking comment.

The Columbus Dispatch is reporting that Hyde was named as a person of interest in a weekend assault against a female in a downtown Columbus bar. The newspaper cites sources saying Hyde was dismissed from the team over the incident early Saturday.

Hyde, a 6-foot, 242-pound senior from Naples, Fla., rushed for 970 yards on 185 carries last season and was the unbeaten Buckeyes' leading scorer with 17 touchdowns and 102 points.

Court records in Monroe County, Ind., indicate Roby was arrested early Sunday morning in Bloomington, Ind., and is facing preliminary charges of misdemeanor battery resulting in bodily injury. He posted bond.

Roby, a 5-11, 192-pound redshirt junior from Suwanee, Ga., was Ohio State's third-leading tackler last year. He had two interceptions, one for a touchdown, to go with two tackles for minus yardage, one sack, one fumble recovery and one blocked kick.  

He had considered jumping into the NFL draft after Ohio State's 12-0 season but decided to return to the team.

Print this article Back to Top

Comments

Related Stories

Ohio State University becomes 1st unanimous preseason No. 1 Ohio State University becomes 1st unanimous preseason No. 1

Ohio State is the first unanimous preseason No. 1 in The Associated Press college football poll.

Ohio State fans spell ‘Script Ohio’ on Google maps, walk 19 miles, 7 hours in Columbus Ohio State fans spell ‘Script Ohio’ on Google maps, walk 19 miles, 7 hours in Columbus

A group of Buckeye super fans walked 19 miles to spell out "Script Ohio" in Columbus. 

Ohio State marching band under fire for mocking Holocaust survivors, homosexuals and rape victims Ohio State marching band under fire for mocking Holocaust survivors, homosexuals and rape victims

An unofficial marching band song that made fun of Holocaust victims is the type of thing Ohio State University has pledged to eradicate from the band program, the university said Thursday.

Ohio State Buckeyes suspend 4 players, including Joey Bosa, for policy violations Ohio State Buckeyes suspend 4 players, including Joey Bosa, for policy violations

Ohio State has suspended All-America defensive end Joey Bosa, receiver Corey Smith and H-backs Jalin Marshall and Dontre Wilson for its opening game at Virginia Tech.

Cardale Jones, other OSU football players, terrified by dummy prank VIDEO Cardale Jones, other OSU football players, terrified by dummy prank VIDEO

Defenders rushing to tackle him? No problem. But a fake dummy jumping out of the corner? That'll get him. 

Report: Ohio State University Report: Ohio State University's Braxton Miller switching to WR

Ohio State University’s Braxton Miller will switch from quarterback to wide receiver, according to reports.

Ohio State University marching band to perform at NFL game in London, England Ohio State University marching band to perform at NFL game in London, England

“The Best Damn Band in the Land” is traveling abroad for the first time to show the world their groundbreaking performance.

NBA DRAFT: Ohio State NBA DRAFT: Ohio State's D'Angelo Russell selected No. 2 overall by Los Angeles Lakers

Los Angeles Lakers took guard D'Angelo Russell of Ohio State, who was wearing a red jacket, bowtie and shoes that matched the Buckeyes' school colors.

Former Ohio State quarterback Terrelle Pryor signs with Cincinnati Bengals Former Ohio State quarterback Terrelle Pryor signs with Cincinnati Bengals

Former Ohio State University quarterback Terrelle Pryor has signed with the Cincinnati Bengals.

Jets take Ohio State receiver Devin Smith in second round Jets take Ohio State receiver Devin Smith in second round

The New York Jets had the need for speed in the second round of the NFL draft.