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Four Buckeyes Face Discipline From Head Coach Urban Meyer
Four Ohio State football players received public discipline from head football coach Urban Meyer, Monday, for actions over the past weekend and the summer.
Meyer today suspended senior running back Carlos Hyde from all football team activities pending the outcome of the student code of conduct and criminal investigations. Hyde was named in a City of Columbus Police Department report that was issuedÂ Monday. Previous reports stated Hyde was dismissed from the team.
He also announced that senior cornerback Bradley Roby will not attend Big Ten media days this week. Roby was involved in a legal issue this weekend in Bloomington, Ind., and, as more information becomes available, could face additional discipline. Police reports from Indiana said Roby was involved in an altercation at a bar, and was arrested for battery resulting in injury.
Meyer also took disciplinary actionÂ MondayÂ against two freshmen who were involved in legal issues in the past week: tight end Marcus Baugh and defensive lineman Tim Gardner. Baugh has been removed from all team activities and will sit out the first game of the season,Â Aug. 31Â vs. Buffalo, for his arrest last weekend for underage possession of alcohol and possessing a fake identification. His actions will also result in the loss of his summer aid.Â Gardner has been removed from the team. Gardner was chargedÂ SaturdayÂ night by Columbus police with obstruction of official business.
â€œI have a clear set of core values in place that members of this football program are constantly reminded of and are expected to honor,â€ Meyer said in a press release.
â€œThere are also expectations with regard to behavior. I expect our players to conduct themselves responsibly and appropriately and they will be held accountable for their actions.â€
OSU athletic director Gene Smith also shared his thoughts on the situation through the press release.
â€œSwift, effective and fair discipline is the standard for our entire athletics program,â€ Smith said in the press release. â€œI applaud Coach Meyer for his immediate actions.â€