Ohio State defensive back Bradley Roby was arrested in Bloomington on a misdemeanor battery charge early Sunday morning after an incident with a bouncer at a bar on Kirkwood Ave. The Columbus Dispatch reported Monday that OSU coach Urban Meyer is still looking into that incident, but that he dismissed running back Carlos Hyde from the team when he was named as a person of interest in an assault on a woman in Columbus.
UPDATE: The Bloomington Police department released a statement on Roby’s arrest. It follows.
On July 21, 2013 the Bloomington Police Department arrested Bradley James Roby (5/1/1992) for A-Misdemeanor Battery.
On July 21, 2013, at approximately 2:40 a.m., Bloomington Police were dispatched to the Dunkirk Bar, located at 430 E. Kirkwood Avenue, regarding a disturbance. When officers arrived they located Bradley James Roby being detained by private security officers hired by the bar. Bar staff, security officers, and an independent witness reported that Mr. Roby had been inside the Dunkirk Bar and had attempted to start a fight with another patron. He was removed from the bar by bar staff. He then attempted to re-enter the bar to locate his friends. At that point he was stopped by security officers and told he could not re-enter the bar. Mr. Roby then struck one of the security guards in the chest, causing a complaint of pain. He was then wrestled to the ground and detained until police arrived on the scene. Mr. Roby was arrested for A-Misdemeanor Battery and booked into the Monroe County Jail.
UPDATE: Ohio State announced that Roby will not attend Big Ten Media Days this week in Chicago and that he could be subject to additional discipline as more information about his case because available. It also said that Hyde has been suspended from all team activities but not dismissed from the team completely and could be reinstated pending the outcome of criminal and student code of conduct investigations.