Ohio State's Meyer Suspends Hyde, Disciplines 3 Other Buckeye Players


UPDATED: Monday July 22, 2013 5:29 PM

Ohio State football coach Urban Meyer has suspended senior running back Carlos Hyde after he was named in an assault investigation.

According to police, Hyde was named a person of interest after a woman claimed she was assaulted in a bar this weekend.

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. She said she did not know the assailant but could identify him.

Meyer also took action against other Buckeyes who got in trouble this weekend.

Cornerback Bradley Roby will not be attending Big Ten media days after an incident in Indiana. Roby was charged with a misdemeanor battery charge after a scuffle with security guards at a bar in Bloomington. Officials say Roby could face more discipline down the road, depending on what happens with his case.

A news release from Ohio State said that the coach also took disciplinary action against freshman Marcus Baugh and Tim Gardner, who both had run-ins with the law recently.

Baugh has been suspended from team activities and will sit out the first game next year after an arrest for underage possession of alcohol.

Gardner is being sent home and will not be part of the Ohio State football team in 2013. He was charged Saturday night by police with obstruction of official business.

"I have a clear set of core values in place that members of this football program are constantly reminded of and are expected to honor," Meyer said in a news release. "There are also expectations with regard to behavior. I expect our players to conduct themselves responsibly and appropriately and they will be held accountable for their actions."

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