Talk about a Monday to forget for Ohio State head coach Urban Meyer and all of Buckeye Nation. Early Monday morning it was reported that running back Carlos Hyde had allegedly punched a girl in the face. It was later confirmed that Hyde had been dismissed from the team.
Now, Ohio State cornerback Bradley Roby has reportedly been arrested for battery charges.
Ohio State CB Bradley Roby arrested for “charges of battery resulting in bodily injury” scheduled to be at B1G media days next week
— Brett McMurphy (@McMurphyESPN) July 22, 2013
According to initial reports, Roby’s incident occurred in Monroe County, Indiana.
Per Monroe (Ind.) County court records, Bradley Roby is out on bond with an initial hearing scheduled for this afternoon
— Jeff Svoboda (@JeffSvoboda) July 22, 2013
The Columbus Dispatch has early details on the incident:
According to Monroe County court records, Roby was arrested early yesterday morning in Bloomington and is facing preliminary charges of battery resulting in bodily injury. Sources told The Dispatch he was asked to leave a bar after a disturbance, refused, and was subdued by bouncers at the bar before being taken into custody.
Roby and Hyde’s incidents are not related. No word yet from Ohio State or head coach Urban Meyer on this situation.
Roby is a starter for the Buckeyes and was named to the preseason Thorpe Award Watch List.
*UPDATE* 1:50 p.m.: The Bloomington Police Department has released a statement regarding Roby’s arrest (via The Hoosier Scoop):
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.