Report: Hyde Did Not Strike Alleged Victim; Charges Not Expected to be Filed

By Jason Priestas on July 23, 2013 at 7:46 pm

Developing news in the Carlos Hyde case. Take it away Charles Robinson of Yahoo! Sports:

Surveillance footage from a Columbus nightclub appears to clear Ohio State running back Carlos Hyde of an alleged assault, a source familiar with the investigation told Yahoo! Sports.

Charges are not expected to be filed against Hyde after video from Sugar Bar 2 shows he didn't appear to make contact with an alleged victim who claimed to have been assaulted early Saturday morning, a source who spoke to Yahoo! Sports on the condition of anonymity said. The source said video shows Hyde speaking in the direction of the alleged victim just prior to her punching him in the head. The video then shows Hyde leaving the area and reaching back in the woman's direction in a non-confrontational manner, the source said. From the video, it doesn't appear Hyde ever made contact with the woman – either before or after she struck him, the source said.

To recap: Hyde spoke to girl, she punched him in the head. Hyde then left the area and reached back in her direction in a "non-confrontational" manner. Got it.

We're still waiting for official word, but if you know anything about Charles Robinson, you know the man is rarely ever wrong.

This is inline with what ESPN's Brett McMurphy reported yesterday of video surveillance contradicting widespread reports of Hyde allegedly striking a woman at Sugar Bar 2 in Columbus' Brewery District.

More as this develops.

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