NCAA News: Ohio State’s Hyde dismissed from team; Bradley Roby arrested

A pair of Ohio State players find themselves in the news for unfortunate reasons. Buckeyes running back Carlos Hyde was recently named as the person of interest in a police investigation concerning an altercation at a bar in Columbus over the weekend and has been subsequently dismissed from the team while cornerback Bradley Roby was arrested and faces charges of battery.

Eleven Warriors.com was the first to obtain the police report on Hyde who is linked to the alleged assault of a female which took place early this past Saturday in Columbus. No arrest has been made at this point. The Columbus Dispatch reports that was arrested early Sunday morning in Bloomington, Indiana and is facing preliminary charges of battery resulting in bodily injury. Reports regarding Roby state that the player refused to leave a bar after being asked and had to be “subdued” by in-house security. His case summary was filed as a criminal misdemeanor—a crime with a maximum penalty of six months in jail.

During the Buckeyes’ 12-0 season of 2012, Hyde accounted for 1,021 total yards (970 yards on the ground) and 17 touchdowns. Roby, who opted to return for his junior season rather than going to the NFL, has been listed on several preseason lists for various national awards (including the Thorpe Award) as well as being projected as an All-American. He recorded 62 tackles in 2012, intercepting two passes and defending 16 others.

Eleven Warriors also reports that additional news, potentially involving a third player, may be on the way, though not as severe as the reports surrounding Hyde and Roby.

[Related: Scott Raab on the Tribe, superstition and no-hitters, and the Browns]

  • Natedawg86

    Yeah that seems about right.

  • Tommy

    Idiots. I don’t care what the circumstances are. Hyde will be kicked from the team I bet. Which is a loss, but there are other backs to fill the need. Roby on the other hand will get a pass imho. Just a guess. Got to mold them into men first… Urban has his work cut out for him.

  • akronbobby

    Our government needs to give these guys more classes in how to get along with their fellow man.

  • Ben Frambaugh

    Government nothing…these guys need to learn these values from their families and friends.

  • akronbobby

    They don’t have families and friends with values, therefore once again it is the job of government.

  • Natedawg86

    “Our government government needs to give these guys more classes..”
    Pre-K – 12 is not enough? That is at least 13 years of classes in how to get along

  • Garry_Owen

    I know it’s a very poor analog, but I was a college football player once upon a time. A couple of weeks before camp, all I could think about was camp starting in two weeks. I was sleeping a lot, eating a ton, and working out almost perpetually. It never ceases to amaze me how these guys can be so gifted that they can spend their time before camp getting into trouble in bars late at night.

  • The_Real_Shamrock

    You are assuming they attended those classes.

  • Ben Frambaugh

    It is not the job of the government. I hate people turning to a bunch of politicians to solve their problems. We can solve most of these problems on our own…a little at a time. The system didn’t break down overnight, it won’t be fixed overnight. Name one thing the government does successfully and efficiently.

  • Natedawg86

    Does dismissed from the team just mean that he is not to participate in team activities until a time to be determined depending on the results of the allegations?

  • humboldt

    Well, the government developed the infrastructure for internet which you are currently using to rail against the government. So there’s that.

  • Garry_Owen

    “Dismissed from the team” means “avoiding injury until we’re done playing the non-conference cupcake schedule.”

  • Garry_Owen

    (Asterisk)

  • mgbode

    not sure how efficient it is, but college football is largely successful and it is the work of a “mostly” public education system.

  • mgbode

    what about the conference cupcake schedule?

  • Garry_Owen

    Also known as “the conference schedule.”

  • mgbode

    well, those boys up North always give us a good run. of course, I’m referring to the Badgers.

  • Ben Frambaugh

    But not being run by the state or federal government.

    And while the “student” athletes attend school at “mostly” public educations systems…the funds are coming primarily from fan bases (ticket sales, video games, concessions, memorabilia, etc…) as well as from various other forms of advertisement (TV rights, etc…)

  • Ben Frambaugh

    Developed the infrastructure…then run by private sector (where competition forces several ISP to provide a better product.)

  • humboldt

    Remind us all who enforces those contracts that your idealized private sector companies have forged…

    Seriously Ben, you seem like a smart guy and should be above this sort of anti-government nonsense.

  • mgbode

    the university president and all employees of the university are state employees who receive federal money as well. that is why media outlets were able to obtain info on the Ohio State scandal by merely asking for it.

    and, for the programs that self-fund without using tax dollars that emphasizes the point that it is successful.

  • Ben Frambaugh

    I’m a federal employee, so it’s not like I’m completely anti-government. I just don’t see how adding more government helps resolve anything. Detroit seems like a perfectly good example. More government did nothing good (long term) there. I don’t want the goverment raising my kids. I don’t want the government raising my sister’s kids (and someone needs to give those kids more attention…because they seem to get their best parenting when I’m around.)

    Anyways, this (should) be my last comment regarding this…as it really has nothing to do with sports…and this is a sports blog.