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Ohio State football: Status of Bradley Roby still pending after charge of misdemeanor battery

By Tim May
The Columbus Dispatch

Ohio State junior cornerback Bradley Roby’s status remains in question in the wake of him being arrested and charged with an A-misdemeanor battery for an incident that occurred in a bar in Bloomington, Ind., in the early hours of July 22. He spent the night in jail before being released after posting a $500 bond on July 22.

According to the police report, he was escorted out of the bar after some kind of altercation, tried to return to contact friends who were still inside, was stopped by bar security personnel, allegedly punched one of the bouncers in the chest “causing a complaint of pain,” according to the report, and promptly was subdued while police were called.

According to court records from Monroe (Ind.) County, Roby has a pre-trial conference scheduled for Aug.26, just five days before the Buckeyes’ season opener against Buffalo.

Whether video will aid his cause remains to be seen. According to the court records, his attorney Phyllis J. Emerick, based in Bloomington, has asked that “audio and/or video recording” from the bar be produced as possible evidence.

Insiders on the OSU football team who saw Roby after he returned to Columbus told The Dispatch he looked like he had been roughed up. There was no speculation in regards to who did the roughing.

Coach Urban Meyer suspended Roby from making the trip last week to the Big Ten Kickoff Luncheon, a major preseason media opportunity, but has not said whether he will miss any game action.

Meyer announced Tuesday night that running back Carlos Hyde will miss at least the first three games of the coming season as penalty for breaking one of his primary codes of conduct, which is show respect to females.


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