Bradley Roby's Charges Reduced

August 16, 2013 at 12:16p    by Kyle Rowland    
Bradley Roby could be playing in games sooner than anticipated.

It's been a while since Ohio State received good news relating to off-field issues. Today counts as one of those days, though.

Bradley Roby was arrested in Bloomington, Ind., last month and charged with battery, a class A misdemeanor, that carries potentially serious punishments. On Friday, though, that charge was reduced to disorderly conduct. 

On July 21, Roby, a redshirt junior and All-American cornerback, was involved in an altercation with a security officer at a bar. The arrest report said Roby was escorted from the establishment only to return and strike the officer in the chest. 

He has not missed any practice time, although he has been taking reps with the second-team defense. Head coach Urban Meyer indicated he was awaiting all the facts of the case to be gathered before making an announcement on Roby's status. 

According to the Columbus Dispatch, the motion to amend was filed by Monroe County deputy prosecutor Christopher Pierce Friday morning. Disorderly conduct is a class B misdemeanor. Roby's pretrial conference remains scheduled for Aug. 26, five days before the season opener versus Buffalo. 



luckynewman13's picture

So, what are we guessing here...1 or 2 games?

mh277907's picture

Whatever Urban's decision is, to people outside of OSU, it will not be the right one.


buckeyedude's picture

I really don't know how it could be less than what El Guapo got. This is more serious than what Hyde did, because he came back and for more after he was escorted from the establishment. Not trying to be a Debbie Downer.
But if I had to guess, he'll be out for three, just like El Guapo.



mh277907's picture

Still a stupid situation but it's good that it got reduced. I wonder what his punishment will be..


OSUStu's picture

This is great news.  What has been Urban's disciplinary M.O. for similar circumstances?  I can't imagine he won't be back for Cal.

If you always put limits on everything you do, physical or anything else, it will spread into your work and into your life. There are no limits. There are only plateaus, and you must not stay there, you must go beyond them.  ~ Bruce Lee

GoBucksOSU's picture

I hope he does not get suspended for more than 2 games. We need him for a pass heavy Cal offense.

Boomcat's picture

That Cal game I'm afraid is going to be nuts. Score will be crazy.

Geraffi's picture

Not so sure about that. They'll be starting a true freshman, and remembering how our D played that game, I don't think we'll have a repeat of that performance. 

Oldschoolbuck's picture

Totally agree Geraffi. I have a feeling last year's game tape is going to be shown a few times at the WHAC. Also, the D is going against a better, faster, more athletic offense everyday in practice than Cal's.
IMO, the Bullets are going to be out for total devastation to help erase last year's horror show against Cal.

BME_Buckeye's picture

Although I think he will get one game, I dont get how you can that. Its almost like putting winning and football before the punishment. If he is out for more, so be it. Someone else will step up. 

Look closely, because the closer you think you are, the less you will actually see.


ShowThemOhiosHere's picture

I'd be shocked if he gets more than 1 game.

Class of 2010.

razrback16's picture

Same. This is not a big deal. One game to show that Urban isn't just letting it slide, but anything more than one game tells me we're trying to appease the national media and folks that hate Ohio State (or Urban) anyway which is a waste of time.

southernstatesbuckeye's picture

Absolutely agree Razrback.  Why do we have to cow tow to the whim of said haters?
Nothing will be good enough for them, so why bother? 
Hey, you in Arkansas?  I haven't found a single Buckeye game watch in Arkansas.  A few years back they had one at Fox and Hound in Little Rock, but not now.  Anybody know of a Little Rock/Conway area Buckeye watch site?

RoweTrain's picture

My opinion even before the charge was reduced was two games. I'm thinking it'll only be one game now. Again, just my opinion.

"Just bow up and go out and play." ~ D. Lee

Buckeyeneer's picture

2 games is my guess

"Because the rules won't let you go for three." - Woody Hayes

THE Ohio State University

jedkat's picture

put it to a team vote!

"Can we please stop the message board fighting? I really can't stand the message board fighting..."

"No. You're an idiot, and your posts are terrible."

AcrossTheField11's picture

This is good news.  We will need the DB's at full strength for the Cal game.

Time and change will surely show how firm they friendship... O-HI-O.

Hovenaut's picture

Still hoping for one. Really need him rust free when they go to Cal.

d1145fresh's picture

Maybe they should go the LSU route and just let the team decide if he should be punished.

Squirrel Master's picture

plus 1 for the sarcasm font although I wouldn't rule it out. Les Miles has gotten barely any crap for that compared to what he should have. Why not! It seems to be working for them.

I saw a UFO told me to have a goodyear!

Kaceybrown's picture

"Analysts" and other anti-osu media figures would be calling for Urban and the Buckeye's head even more so if this were to happen. Which then we could just point out the blatant and obvious double standard that so many refuse to acknowledge. 

southernstatesbuckeye's picture

Naw.  If he did, he would be accused of "letting the inmates run the asylum."
Miles can get away with it because he should oughta probably be in the asylum.

cajunbuckeye's picture

I've heard from an "inside source" that Urban is going to allow the 11W Premium members to vote!

An angry fan...rooting for an angry team...led by angry coaches

gumtape's picture

2 games. Save him for the bettter opponents and gives reeves apple and Conley game experience. There is a big difference in game intensity when the game is still being contested compared to scrub time.

You can never have enough fast guys that can cover on your team.

High and tight boo boo

avail31678's picture

isn't armani injured or suspended or something like that?  Or am I thinking of someone else?

gumtape's picture

you are thinking of najee murray perhaps

High and tight boo boo

RedStorm45's picture

Probably no captaincy.  Has had no media availability and missed out on the B1G Media Days.  Running with the 2's at camp.  Maybe a game suspension, but he's already gone through/will go through some other punishment not related to game time.

FROMTHE18's picture

I think 1 game suffices but Meyer will probably go 2

Idaho Helga's picture

My thoughts exactly.  The bar was raised in July.  If this was isolated and there weren't other "knuckleheaded" incidents it would have been 1 but now it might cost 2 and I wouldn't be surprised if no-captain-for-YOU is added on.   Tough to have leadership with "court dates" instead of "hot dates".

Maestro's picture

Charges were actually filed, I think that means a couple of games.

vacuuming sucks

Squirrel Master's picture

big difference between disorderly conduct and battery though. Disorderly conduct is the same as public intoxication, its a very light charge. Might as well get caught with a dime bag on you. I say 1 game should be max in any regular situation,
but I do agree that seems like Urban is setting examples and might give a few games.

I saw a UFO told me to have a goodyear!

Kaceybrown's picture

it's illegal to have a bag made of dimes? 

southernstatesbuckeye's picture

or a bag that costs one dime?  I have a paper sack I have carried my lunch in for some time.  Should I not carry it?

southernstatesbuckeye's picture

or a bag filled with dimes.  Now that might get you in trouble, depending on how big the bag was, and exactly where you found it.

southernstatesbuckeye's picture

or crap!  a really really old and cheap whore!

southernstatesbuckeye's picture

Now sir.  That was not nice.  I would downvote you if I could.

southernstatesbuckeye's picture

Stop copying me!  Shut up or I'm repotting you to the Eleven Warriors staff!

southernstatesbuckeye's picture

You never planted me in the first place.

Oldschoolbuck's picture

One of my kids got popped for a nugget of herb about the size of the tip of a baby's pinky finger. He was charged with disorderly, fined a couple hundred bucks and placed on unsupervised probation for a year.
Disorderly conduct (at least in Ohio) is basically the cops & courts saying, "We have to fine you for something because you made us waste a couple hours doing paperwork. We're going to punish you in the wallet!"
If Roby's suspended more than 2 games, I'd be really surprised.

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RedStorm45's picture

Biddle also told us on 97.1 that Hyde's career as a Buckeye was over the Monday all the news broke.

Goalscorer9's picture

Yeah I'm not a very big fan of biddle.

Kaceybrown's picture

In his defense, as 1 of the staff members said (can't remember which 1, maybe Jason) at the time, that info may have been correct but it was a fluid situation so things change. 

Mizzillion's picture

FWIW, Austin Ward of ESPN seems to agree with Biddle.

THEBEAROSU's picture

One game is too much. I haven't figured out why Hyde was given 3 games when there weren't any charges filed. If you go with Carlos circumstance he will get have a year. I want CARLOS HYDE  back on the field. He is needed much more . Ruin his senior season when zero charges were filed.  Unfair to punish Hyde and not Roby.  Bull-hit.  DIE HARD BUCKEYE FAN for 60 years.  Play everybody and the hell with the rest of the world. Public opinion, most everybody else are BUCKEYE haters anyway. Give them something to CRY about. GO BUCKS. Lets start the season.


Kyle Rowland's picture

Charges are irrelevant, in my opinion. I wish coaches would just do the right thing instead of worrying about the law. Hyde was suspended because he attempted to strike a girl and didn't remove himself from a bad situation. Pretty clear cut, really. 

Squirrel Master's picture

exactly. All these charges are really minor between Hyde, Roby and the other 2, but with everything that happened this is not a normal situation. Urban is not looking at it as laws, he is looking at is as having the right morals and ethics off the field.
just because its not illegal doesn't mean its morally right either.

I saw a UFO told me to have a goodyear!

RedStorm45's picture

First off, we have plenty of depth and experience behind Hyde.  All our other corners are young and unproven, though Doran Grant has played some in mop up and nickel situations.
Secondly, we don't know what happened with Roby.  It sounds like he just got in a little scuffle with a bouncer.  Is that a big deal?  Did you see the Hyde video?  Whether or not charges were filed, he was clearly not in the right place and it's unclear if contact was made with the young lady.  Respecting women is a staple of Meyer's program.

stevebelliseeya's picture

replied to wrong post :(

"We are eternal. All this pain is an illusion." - Tool

Jdadams01's picture

I'm saying 2. Urbs will want to keep setting the standard.

THEBEAROSU's picture

Go  Buckeyes.  Punish all those who stand in the way. Knock them  down and when they get up, knock them down again. Show no mercy. Too hell with public opinion. Could be my last season. An old footballer from the sixties. Bring home the crystal ball. 


zjhousley's picture

You guys are saying 1 or 2 games.  Hyde got 3 games and wasnt even charged with anything.  I know that was because a woman was involved, but I have a hard time believing Meyer will think this incident in which Roby was actually charged is less of an issue than Hyde.  I am guessing he will get 3 games also

RedStorm45's picture

Apples v.s. Oranges.

THEBEAROSU's picture

Bologna , How do you know the security guard  may have been a women.  URBAN MEYER   is going to back himself into a corner worrying  about  public opinion. He is getting paid to win football and championships. EITHER PLAY LIKE THE BIG DOGS OR STAY ON THE PORCH -with the puppies   (losers).


OSUStu's picture

We likely would have heard about it if that was the case.

If you always put limits on everything you do, physical or anything else, it will spread into your work and into your life. There are no limits. There are only plateaus, and you must not stay there, you must go beyond them.  ~ Bruce Lee

Poison nuts's picture

We hear the message Bear. Don't be a loser puppie, ftw, and win & so it.

"Do not pass me, just slow down - I can move right through you" Superchunk - Precision Auto.

Toilrt Paper's picture

Urban Meyer is ALSO getting paid to do what his contract says to do, and that is to have a program which has higher standards than any previous Ohio State program.

Oldschoolbuck's picture

Whoa, my brother!
There's intense, then there's ... Da Bear!

acBuckeye's picture

Meyer has a strict "don't abuse women" rule. He doesn't have a "don't abuse bouncers" one.
With that, he may get 3 games, but the cases are different. I'm thinking 2.

toad1204's picture

Guessing two.  Urban sent a message with the Hyde situation and I'd bet he follows it up with the same stout discipline for Roby. 

Nothing like dancing on the field in 02... 

CTBuckeyeFan's picture

Mewhort and Stoneburner were charged with the exact same thing last summer and didn't miss any time.  Hopefully Roby's punishment follws suit.

OSUStu's picture

Except, in Ohio, disorderly conduct is a minor misdemeanor.  Roby is charged with a Class B Misdemeanor in Indiana which is still a jailable offense.
This may or may not matter to Urban.

If you always put limits on everything you do, physical or anything else, it will spread into your work and into your life. There are no limits. There are only plateaus, and you must not stay there, you must go beyond them.  ~ Bruce Lee

avail31678's picture

Weren't they also charged with fleeing?

Toilrt Paper's picture

Meyer had time to penalize Mewhort and Stoneburner before summer practice started. I believe they lost their scholarships for the summer semester.

buckguyfan1's picture

One game is likely, will be good to have ROBY1 back doing powerful Jedi Mind Tricks in game 2.

cplunk's picture

For those wondering, in Indiana:
     Class "B" Misdemeanor: A Class "B" misdemeanor conviction carries a penalty of imprisonment for a fixed term of up to one hundred eighty (180) days and a fine up to $1000.00.

RBuck's picture

I'd bet that he gets probation. Also 2 games.
That is unless the judge has him serve one day on Nov. 16.

Long live the southend.

DJRoss926's picture

I say 1 game at most, anything more is excessive. Though I wouldn't have a problem if he wasn't suspended at all.

Nick's picture

Not unexpected for me, might even see these dropped as well.

741's picture

My opinion is the appropriate punishment for Roby should involve lots of running and possibly some community service, but no games missed. He should be starting at his position game one assuming he does what he needs to do in practice and in the classroom between now and week one.
I still think Hyde's punishment fits the situation.

gobucks96's picture

I'd think Urban has the facts more than we do on this and I'll wait see what he does.. 


Roby will miss the opener and won't start vs. SDSU is my guess. I am convinced his charges were trumped up, hence why they reduced them. If Roby weren't a football player he probably would have been warned and let go. Hyde's case is different. He's lucky to still be on the roster.
Tired of the media dictating what we should do. They're going to nail us, no matter what we do. So we might as well have a good time!


"Sherman ran an option play right through the south" - Greatest Civil War analogy EVER.

ScarletGray43157's picture

I would wait until the pretrial conference and see what things look like after that.  If the Indiana prosecutor agrees to something involving no jail time then a one game suspension would be appropriate (unfair, yes, but appropriate).  
If Roby is looking at jail time after the pretrial is over then a suspension would be a moot point. (My gut says they will deal down to no jail time, maybe a suspended sentence at most)

In old Ohio there's a team that's known throughout the land...

ODEEZ330's picture

Do a team vote if he should be suspended lmao

stark county football

Knarcisi's picture

I'm at 1 game now. Him being pulled back from B10 media days was also part of his punishment. 

pjtobin's picture

I am prepared to back UFM on any decision he makes. Besides it don't matter what the heck I think. Maybe one day Urban will call and seek my advice. Until then I will just assume he hears my cries. 

Bury me in my away jersey, with my buckeye blanket. A diehard who died young. Rip dad. 

southernstatesbuckeye's picture

We are coming for you.  It is time to feel...fear.

cinserious's picture

Regardless of what specific games Roby will or won't miss, I think its fair to serve two games, no more.

One day I will valiantly become a political prisoner of 11W jail.

BuckNut1070's picture

I think 2 games...and comparing the 2 me Hyde seemed to make more of reactive type of action. Roby made a very concious decision to return. That being said...I do think Urbz needs to take control and send a strong message to the team and not the haters. GO BUCKS!! 

"The height of human desire is what wins, whether it's on Normandy Beach or in Ohio Stadium."  ~Woody Hayes~

RBuck's picture

Update from Saturday Dispatch:
Charges might be dismissed. Roby was more of the victim.

Long live the southend.