Report: Former Ohio State Player Roby Told Police 'You Are Going To Cost Me My Millions'
Court records obtained by 10-TV reveal former former Ohio State University player Bradley Roby told a police officer the night of his OVI charge,"You are going to cost me my millions of dollars."
Columbus Police charged the former star defensive back April 20 after they say they found him passed out behind the wheel of his car on Vine Street.
The police report shows officers reported the engine was running, and officers tried several times to wake Roby unsuccessfully, before calling for a medic. The report also reveals Roby failed a field sobriety test. The officer reported, "Mr. Roby could not keep his balance during the instructions, he started too soon, did not heel to toe on any of the steps, and walked on either side of the line like he was taking small steps with his feet side by side."
The officer also states, “Roby swayed while balancing and put his foot down, and never rose his foot 6 inches off the ground even after being instructed to during the test.”
According to court documents, Roby's blood alcohol level was .008.
On Tuesday, Roby pleaded guilty to an amended charge of Physical Control. Physical Control means being in the driver's position in the front seat of a vehicle and having possession of the ignition key or other ignition device.
Roby was sentenced to take a three-day driver intervention course. He was also fined $375.
As part of the plea agreement, prosecutors agreed not to file any additional charges in the future. Roby's defense lawyer says it could take six weeks for tests to show whether Roby had any drugs in his system. Lawyers say Roby didn't want to wait that long to resolve the case.
On Monday, a 911 call was released where the caller indicates that he may have been driving the SUV.
"Hi, I'm just leaving BBR on Vine and some black Dodge Charger just almost hit a bunch of kids on the sidewalk. And now, the driver is passed out drunk on the side of BBR in black Charger with Georgia plates," the caller states.
Roby was a star defensive back, left Ohio State at the end of his junior season to enter the NFL draft which occurs in early May.