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Carlos Hyde suspended for at least first three games of the season

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Ohio State Urban Meyer said during Big Ten Media Days that he would wait until he had all the facts to make a decision on the future of Carlos Hyde, who had been suspended for his alleged involvement in an assault case that took place earlier this month.

Well, here are the facts: despite what a grainy video may or may not show, no charges will be filed against the running back.

Still, Meyer has taken it upon himself to hand down disciplinary action. In a statement Tuesday night, Meyer said Hyde, the team’s leading rusher among running backs last year, will be suspended for at least the first three games of the season (Buffalo, San Diego State, at California).

Carlos Hyde will be suspended for at least the first three games of the 2013 season for conduct not representative of this football program or this university,” Meyer said. “He will be required to fulfill additional obligations before he is allowed to play in a game.”

Meyer said during media days last week that he was infuriated by recent off-the-field incidents involving his players and vowed to take a stricter approach to discipline.

Did he get it right with Hyde? You could argue that, since Hyde is technically cleared in the eyes of the law, Meyer didn’t have to suspend him at all.

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28 Responses to “Carlos Hyde suspended for at least first three games of the season”
  1. gards81 says: Jul 30, 2013 9:45 PM

    So he won’t play vs. Akron, Miami of Ohio, and little sisters of the poor….?

  2. bucrightoff says: Jul 30, 2013 10:05 PM

    Did we all expect anything else? He’ll be suspended as long as he’s not needed, and once they need him for league play he’ll have “turned the corner”.

    Winning is the only thing that matters.

  3. ryanw822 says: Jul 30, 2013 10:15 PM

    the top 1% of the 1%

    respect women…

  4. jerhv44060 says: Jul 30, 2013 10:15 PM

    “So he won’t play vs. Akron, Miami of Ohio, and little sisters of the poor….?”

    Try Buffalo, San Diego State, and Cal.

    Get your facts straight before you open your mouth.

  5. latchbeam says: Jul 30, 2013 10:17 PM

    The NCAA could still suspend him for the season… because they hate OSU. If he played outside of the Big Ten, this would have never been a story.

  6. Deb says: Jul 30, 2013 10:21 PM

    If the “assault” is what’s on that grainy video, then a three-game suspension seems more than enough. I’d never condone any act of violence against women, but that looked like a girl shoving a guy and him shoving back. You don’t send people to jail or screw up their careers for something like that.

  7. pryor4heisman says: Jul 30, 2013 10:29 PM

    Blame Aaron Hernandez for this. Urban Meyer had to go hard on this guy because of him.

    Damn Puerto Ricans…

  8. dkhhuey says: Jul 30, 2013 10:32 PM

    I have watched that video about 20 times now on the biggest HD tv I could find and it still shows absolutely nothing conclusive as to what happened other than a brief confrontation, perhaps contact either from her, from him, or from both – but nothing confirmed! If it was obvious, the police would have filed charges regardless of whether the victim chose to pursue. I can’t say it any better than Deb did!

    Carlos – you have been warned sir!!! Keep your ass out of these situation!!!

  9. vincentbojackson says: Jul 30, 2013 10:42 PM

    Said it when he was first suspended, regardless of the outcome, OSU would only suspend him for meaningless non-conference games.

  10. vincentbojackson says: Jul 30, 2013 10:47 PM

    jerhv44060 says:
    “So he won’t play vs. Akron, Miami of Ohio, and little sisters of the poor….?”

    Try Buffalo, San Diego State, and Cal.

    Get your facts straight before you open your mouth.

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    Yeah, because Buffalo, SDSU, and Cal are perennial powerhouses!

  11. dutchman1350 says: Jul 30, 2013 11:09 PM

    Fair suspension. There was trouble and he involved. Live and learn Carlos.

  12. BrownsTown says: Jul 30, 2013 11:10 PM

    Notice the lack of FCS schools on that list.

    cough ….cough…..Western Carolina @ Auburn…..cough…..cough

  13. canetic says: Jul 31, 2013 7:25 AM

    OSU really put together a tough OOC schedule for themselves. They also play FAMU in their fourth game. Next year let’s see them open in a big game (aka Michigan) and we’ll see how many players get suspended during the summer.

  14. tdub821 says: Jul 31, 2013 7:55 AM

    Columbus is just the newest hang out for Urban ‘The Warden” Meyer…he leaves one prison for another…are we really surprised of this behavior from O$U players?…this is just the beginning of many incidents that are in the future for Ohio players.

  15. mikebrownmustdie says: Jul 31, 2013 8:14 AM

    I love it when people bitch about the Buckeyes OOC schedule, I guess ignorance is bliss, or denial…this year Alabama will play Georgia State and Chattanooga, the Hurricanes will play Florida Atlantic and Savannah State, Georgia will play North Texas and Appalachian State…in recent memory Ohio State has had home and home games with Texas and USC, and they have one coming up with Oklahoma…again, they all do it, either ignorance or bliss allows you to whine about it…

  16. ryanw822 says: Jul 31, 2013 8:28 AM

    “I love it when people bitch about the Buckeyes OOC schedule, I guess ignorance is bliss, or denial…this year Alabama will play Georgia State and Chattanooga, the Hurricanes will play Florida Atlantic and Savannah State, Georgia will play North Texas and Appalachian State…in recent memory Ohio State has had home and home games with Texas and USC, and they have one coming up with Oklahoma…again, they all do it, either ignorance or bliss allows you to whine about it…”

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    And Alabama plays Virginia Tech in non-conf and plays in the SEC West. Miami plays Florida. Both VT and UF are miles better than California.

    OSU plays a very weak schedule this year. Just own it and stop deflecting.

  17. mikebrownmustdie says: Jul 31, 2013 8:34 AM

    And Alabama plays Virginia Tech in non-conf and plays in the SEC West. Miami plays Florida.
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    if I’m not mistaken, the point was OOC patsies, and Alabama and the rest of your precious SEC schedules them too, everyone does…own that, or live in denial…

  18. thraiderskin says: Jul 31, 2013 8:59 AM

    What is everyone crying about? Hyde is out for 3 games over, at most, a tap in retaliation. He put himself in the wrong situation, isn’t getting charged and is still being suspended. It is More than most schools would have done and almost the same amount of time had he cheated in the eyes of the NCAA.

  19. 8to80texansblog says: Jul 31, 2013 10:22 AM

    mikebrownmustdie says:
    Jul 31, 2013 8:34 AM

    if I’m not mistaken, the point was OOC patsies, and Alabama and the rest of your precious SEC schedules them too, everyone does…own that, or live in denial…
    ___________________________

    Buffalo and Florida A&M qualify as patsies…. San Diego St. is not much better and at least Cal is in a BCS conference.

  20. mediocrebob says: Jul 31, 2013 11:30 AM

    8-80

    The Irish actually don’t.

  21. crystalinadumass says: Jul 31, 2013 12:27 PM

    “He will be required to fulfill additional obligations before he is allowed to play in a game.”

    Water boy duties? What a joke. Meyer should get himself a sweater vest.

  22. Deb says: Jul 31, 2013 2:15 PM

    @mikebrownmustdie …

    Bengals fan? I can understand the hate, but geez … that cold.

  23. MasMacho says: Jul 31, 2013 2:27 PM

    Silly, silly tOSU trolls,

    What would be the benefit of choosing the 3 hardest games on the schedule and suspending him for those? Why choose to manipulate the process? What reason would any program have but to suspend a player for the next game(s)?

    To imply anything different is to endorse a more flagrant form of control over the discipline process. Calling out Urban Meyer for suspending him for 3 games (rather than the 2 games for the UF player who was also not charged) is to be an advocate of hypocrisy.

    Face it – Urban got it right.

    I’ll never respect Carlos Hyde again, he clearly took a swing at this woman (whether he intended to or not), but all Urban can do is go on the facts, and within an hour of the video being released, the punishment came down.

    What more would you want the guy to do?

  24. barkleyblows says: Jul 31, 2013 2:59 PM

    The sad part is if this guy played in the SECheat or at Thugami no way would he even be suspended.

  25. bigbuckeye76 says: Jul 31, 2013 3:44 PM

    OSU did have a harder schedule but Vanderbilt backed out….at the last minute…..in a letter. But yes, this years schedule blows.

  26. florida727 says: Aug 1, 2013 12:58 PM

    gards81 says: Jul 30, 2013 9:45 PM
    So he won’t play vs. Akron, Miami of Ohio, and little sisters of the poor….?

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    Actually, here’s what he’ll miss…

    1st game against Buffalo, a chance to rack up padded stats
    2nd game against San Diego State, a televised game on ABC
    3rd game at Cal, a prime time game on Fox

    I’d say he’s missing quite a bit. Then again, he does get to play against Florida A&M and a mostly weak B1G schedule which he should roll up some serious numbers. All in all, he’ll do just fine.

  27. totallysirius says: Aug 2, 2013 7:42 PM

    So Meyer is coming down on Hyde for something he didn’t do?

    That doesn’t make any sense at all.

    Sounds more like he’s trying to appease the haters but it won’t work because the haters gotta hate, no matter what he does.

  28. bamafan73 says: Aug 3, 2013 2:33 AM

    What a great choice to suspend him for the first three games! These are some real powerhouses.
    The whole thing is being overblown. Hyde should not even be suspended period.

    I think Meyer is trying to set a tone relating back Jim Tressel’s debacle. This could go either way whether to suspend or not. Meyer may be in a no win situation.

    The main thrust of this decision should help the team pull together tighter and hold each other accountable.

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