[Update: Hyde has been suspended indefinitely, but remains with the team pending student code of conduct and criminal investigations.]
The bad news keeps on coming as Ohio State's national championship hopes took a significant blow Monday with the dismissal of starting running back Carlos Hyde and the weekend arrest of starting cornerback and Thorpe Award candidate Bradley Roby.
Hyde, a senior, is named as a person of interest in an on-going assault investigation. According to a police report obtained by Eleven Warriors, the victim of the alleged assault was struck at Sugar Bar located on Front Street in downtown Columbus in the early morning hours on Saturday.
In the Buckeyes' 12-0 season last year, Hyde accounted for 1,021 total yards – 970 yards rushing – and 17 touchdowns.
According to a report from the Columbus Dispatch, Roby was arrested in Bloomington, Ind. and faces preliminary charges of battery resulting in bodily injury. Sources told the Dispatch that he was "asked to leave the bar after a disturbance, refused, and was subdued by bouncers at the bar before being taken into custody."
Here's Roby's case summary:
Here's a release from the Bloomington Police Department. Roby was removed from Kilroy's Dunkirk after an altercation, and then struck a bouncer in the chest while attempting to re-enter the bar to find his friends:
Eleven Warriors will have more on these developing stories.