Ohio State's Carlos Hyde Named ‘Person Of Interest’ In Assault Investigation, Suspended From Team


UPDATED: Monday July 22, 2013 4:56 PM

Ohio State running back Carlos Hyde has been named a person of interest in an assault investigation.

According to a Columbus police report, the incident allegedly occurred at the Sugar Bar 2 on South Front Street early on Saturday morning.

A woman said she was physically assaulted at the bar. The 19-year-old woman told authorities that she and Hyde were on the dance floor and she refused Hyde’s multiple requests to dance with her.

She told authorities that she shoved him first and then he assaulted her.

A police report names Hyde as a person of interest.

No charges have been filed as part of the investigation.

Hyde is entering his senior year with the Buckeyes and is set to be a key part of the Urban Meyer offense. For his career, Hyde had 1,677 rushing yards and 22 touchdowns.

According to the Ohio State website, Hyde is majoring in African-American and African studies at Ohio State.

Coach Urban Meyer announced on Monday afternoon that Hyde has been suspended pending the outcome of the student code of conduct and criminal investigations.

Ohio State officials told 10TV that they plan to release a statement about the issue on Monday.

Ohio State player Bradley Roby is also in legal trouble after being arrested in a bar in Indiana this weekend.

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