COLUMBUS, OH – Following last week's news that Ohio State cornerback Bradley Roby's misdemeanor assault charge had been reduced to disorderly conduct, Urban Meyer finally spoke out about the star defender's status on the team.
"We're glad Bradley isn't in as much trouble as we thought, but now we've got some bigger concerns moving forward," said the Buckeyes' coach. "We need defenders who can make the big tackles, not defenders who can't even take down a bouncer hard enough to warrant an assault charge," stated a clearly disappointed Meyer.
According to several coaches, Roby has played up to his own high standards during practices running with the second team defense, but an eventual leap back to first team is not certain due to the defensive back's inability to effectively tackle slow-moving guards in the open bar.
"Bradley's been doing well, sure. He's certainly an elite shutdown corner most of the time," said defensive backs coach Kerry Coombs. "But then again, he can't wrap up a bouncer strongly enough to require a charge pursued to the fullest extent of the law? This guy is supposed to be a leader!"
Update: According to a report, Roby's charges have now been completely dismissed, prompting Urban Meyer to devote an entire practice to improving the corner's tackling.
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