Update: Carlos Hyde A “Person Of Interest” In Alleged Assault, Urban Meyer Suspends Him From Football Team

Update 4: It does appear that Carlos Hyde has simply been suspended by Ohio State, and has not been dismissed from the team at the moment. Per ESPN’s Joe Schad:

Update 3: It appears that The Dispatch may have jumped the gun on reporting that Hyde was dismissed from the Ohio State football team, according to Gabe Spiegel of Fox 8 News:

Hyde’s teammate Bradley Roby has been suspended indefinitely for his own bar incident this weekend — maybe that is the approach that Meyer will take for his running back as well. We’ll keep you updated as things keep developing.

Update 2: The Dispatch is now reporting that Hyde has been dismissed from the team following the alleged incident this past Friday night.

Sources told The Dispatch this morning that Ohio State football coach Urban Meyer has dismissed No.1 running back Carlos Hyde, who was named as a person of interest in a weekend assault against a female in a Downtown bar, and that he is still looking into a situation regarding starting cornerback Bradley Roby in Bloomington, Ind., over the weekend.

As if this couldn’t get any worse, now we’ve got another potential situation involving junior cornerback Bradley Roby. We’ll keep you updated.

Update: The guys over at Eleven Warriors have obtained the Columbus police report that names Carlos Hyde as a “person of interest” in the alleged assault. You can check that out here.

Earlier: Ohio State fans have spent the past 48 hours trying to decipher the truth about an alleged incident that occurred this past Friday night in Columbus. It looks like within a few hours, the school will finally be giving Buckeye fans an update.

FOX 8 News’ Gabe Spiegel has confirmed that OSU will “discuss” an incident from this past weekend later today. If you’re wondering, the running rumor is that Buckeyes tailback Carlos Hyde might be in a bit of trouble after an altercation involving a female at a Columbus establishment.

From Spiegel:

Rivals’ Ben Axelrod may have provided another piece to the puzzle. It looks like Hyde wasn’t at the team meeting this morning.

With nothing confirmed, we won’t speculate on the situation too much here. But if what we’re hearing is true, this will be a huge black eye for the OSU program and Urban Meyer. 


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