Just a short while ago, the official announcement all of Buckeye Nation was waiting for finally came to light. All in all, 4 Ohio State Football Players were disciplined by the team and University today, for varying infractions that have happened over the past week.
Starting Running Back Carlos Hyde: Suspended indefinitely pending the outcome of the police investigation. We had earlier reported that Hyde had been dismissed from the team, but it appears that the sources we relied on to make that announcement were mistaken. There is still the possibility that the top rusher not named Braxton Miller from 2012 could return to the team if he is vindicated, something that brings back memories of Storm Klein from last summer.
Starting Cornerback Bradley Roby: Will not be attending the Big Ten Media Days in Chicago this week. Will be replaced at the event by Safety Christian Bryant. Roby was arrested in Bloomington, Indiana for battery resulting in bodily injury. This situation will be evaluated by the staff as they learn more.
Freshman Tight End Marcus Baugh: Has been suspended from all team activities as well as the 2013 season opener against Buffalo for underage consumption as well as possessing a fake ID. Baugh’s summer financial aid was also revoked.
Freshman Defensive Lineman Tim Gardner: Dismissed from the team after being arrested for obstruction of official police business.
Many words have been written about Urban Meyer’s approach to off the field legal troubles. Some of them have been full of praise, others have been decidedly less so. But you can see that Meyer was swift and fair with his discipline. Should Hyde not be vindicated in the assault incident, it should be expected that he will enjoy the same fate as Gardner. Should more information come out about Roby’s incident, you should expect additional punishment there as well.
From Meyer’s own mouth: