Carlos Hyde was suspended by Ohio State indefinitely following an alleged run in with the law. While an earlier report suggested Hyde had been removed from the team permanently, Ohio State announced he was suspended pending the outcome of the investigation.
Hyde, a senior starting running back for the Buckeyes, was named a person of interest in an assault case involving a female in downtown Columbus, Ohio, this weekend.
As a result, USA Today reports that coach Urban Meyer released a statement, saying, “I have a clear set of core values in place that members of this football team are constantly reminded of and are expected to honor.”
But Hyde may have violated those core values if the alleged assault is true. Meyer added of the senior running back, “I expect our players to conduct themselves responsibly and appropriately and they will be held accountable for their actions.”
And that means possibly putting an end to Carlos Hyde’s football career, should the investigation find that he assaulted a woman in Columbus over the weekend. Hyde has not been arrested or charged with any crime.
However, he has been banned from all football activities pending the outcome of a criminal investigation and a code of conduct investigation, according to ESPN.
Carlos Hyde isn’t the only Ohio State football player to be suspended. OSU is also looking into an incident involving cornerback Bradley Roby, who was arrested early Sunday in Bloomington, Indiana. He is expected in court on Monday to face charges of battery resulting in bodily injuries.
OSU athletic director Gene Smith added of both incidents that “swift, effective and fair discipline is the standard for our entire athletic program.” According to the police report involving Roby, the junior OSU player refused to leave a bar after a disturbance. He was detained by bouncers, then taken into custody by police.
What effect do you think the suspensions of Carlos Hyde and Bradley Roby will have on Ohio State football?