Although assault charges against running back Carlos Hyde were dropped earlier in the day, the Ohio State senior to be will be suspended "at least" the first three games of the season.
Head coach Urban Meyer announced the suspension Tuesday night hours after the Columbus Police Department closed its case.
In a release, Meyer cited "conduct not representative of this football program or this university."
Additionally, Meyer said Hyde would have to "fulfill additional obligations" before he is allowed back on the team.
Last season, Hyde ran for 970 yards and 16 touchdowns. Ohio State's first three games are against Buffalo, San Diego State and at California.
Hyde was suspended indefintely by Meyer last Monday.