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Report: Buckeyes boot corner

Najee Murray

Even as Ohio State is expecting national stage-type things on the field this year, “issues” off the field have reportedly continued during the run up to the 2013 season.

Citing a source with knowledge of the situation, is reporting that cornerback Najee Murray has been dismissed from the football team.  Even in the context of a confidential source being used, the only reason given for the departure was the standard violation of unspecified team rules.

OSU has yet to publicly address Murray’s status for the upcoming season, and declined to comment on the report when asked via email.

As a true freshman and mainly on special teams, Murray played in the first six games of the 2012 season before going down with a torn ACL.  The 11W website wrote that Murray “was expected to be a contributor on special teams and in the secondary during the 2013 season.”

In late July, it was reported that, in separate incidents, starting running back Carlos Hyde and star cornerback Bradley Roby were a person of interest in the punching of a female and arrested for assault, respectively.

While Hyde was ultimately not charged in connection to the case, he was suspended for at least the first three games of the season by head coach Urban Meyer.  The All-American Roby was taken off the list of player speakers at the Big Ten media days last month and has been “demoted” to the second team for the initial portion of summer camp.  Any further punishment, up to and including game suspensions, has yet to be announced.

Additionally, there were legal incidents involving tight end Marcus Baugh and defensive lineman Tim Gardner over the summer.  Baugh was arrested for underage possession of alcohol and possessing a fake identification.  He is suspended for the season opener against Buffalo, and will lose the summer financial aid afforded student-athletes.

Gardner, on the other hand, will not be a Buckeye in 2013 after a mid-July arrest in Columbus for obstruction official business.

(Photo credit: Ohio State athletics)

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20 Responses to “Report: Buckeyes boot corner”
  1. bengalbuck says: Aug 10, 2013 7:21 PM

    Have no idea what the kid did and not to be callous, all I can say is next man up.


  2. dutchman1350 says: Aug 10, 2013 7:35 PM

    I have to give credit to Coach Meyer. He’s dismissed more players than Jim Tressel ever did (seems so). He is running a tight ship…and good!

  3. mrlaloosh says: Aug 10, 2013 8:01 PM

    Urban brought his act to OSU. Expect probation soon.

  4. succulentnipples says: Aug 10, 2013 8:36 PM

    Cool story. Falafel.

  5. jimbo75025 says: Aug 10, 2013 8:38 PM

    He is running a tight ship…and good!
    You have to be joking right?

    UM is going to win you some games, but you will have a strong urge to shower and crub yourself with a Brillo pad afterwards.

  6. barkleyblows says: Aug 10, 2013 8:55 PM

    Good for Meyer. This isn’t the SEC. Les take notes!

  7. normtide says: Aug 10, 2013 10:50 PM

    Weird, usually any OSU story like this would be full of hate posts. Maybe because it’s Saturday. Only thing here is barkley’s crying. He doesn’t know that Meyer made his name in the SEC. OSU is more like an SEC team then any other B1G member, i.e they win games.

  8. dumbpollack says: Aug 10, 2013 11:03 PM

    Also being reported he’ll go to Louisville. Charlie Strong seems all too ready to take “problem” guys from other programs.

  9. elosopoderoso99 says: Aug 10, 2013 11:57 PM

    I wonder if UFM had tOSU players vote if the kid could stay on tbe team.

  10. hotlantalaw says: Aug 11, 2013 6:56 AM

    When you recruit athletic thugs like osu, this is common.

  11. tony34343434 says: Aug 11, 2013 8:33 AM

    he is suspended for now, will be back once games start.

    i heard meyer is bringing A hernandez in as Ohio State’s new compliance officer. Meyer does not care about image of the school nor does Ohio state, with the ex president mouthing off like a moron all the time. No program except maybe the SEC schools have had this many violations. It is minor league football not a University.

  12. eidolon21 says: Aug 11, 2013 10:26 AM

    Maybe the kid no longer has the speed to play due to the ACL injury. Frees up another ship for UM who learned this in the SEC

  13. 11thstreetmafia says: Aug 11, 2013 11:22 AM

    This guy must have really done something bad for Urban to boot him.

  14. bigdinla says: Aug 11, 2013 1:14 PM

    Wasn’t a starter so Urban can make an “example” of him. Notice the All-American CB is still on the roster.

  15. mediocrebob says: Aug 11, 2013 2:38 PM

    Dude wasn’t gonna play. cUM wouldn’t have let him go if he was a contributor.

  16. genericcommenter says: Aug 11, 2013 3:11 PM

    Maybe he peed outside, like every law enforcement officer I’ve ever known.

  17. dkhhuey says: Aug 11, 2013 6:26 PM

    Hate to see anybody leave the Buckeye team but if he isn’t abiding to the rules – then adios it is!

    Still laugh at all the Urban hatred!!! He could cure cancer and there would still be people on here bitching about something he did wrong!

  18. angelheartsbuckeyes says: Aug 11, 2013 6:30 PM

    UPDATED: per tOSU media day, he is suspended from training camp, not dismissed from team.

  19. mediocrebob says: Aug 11, 2013 7:23 PM

    That sounds more like it.

    Let me know when cUM cures cancer

  20. friarjack61 says: Aug 12, 2013 10:35 AM

    Will he continue attending classes ?

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