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Battery charge reduced for Buckeyes CB

Bradley Roby AP

As part of a handful of off-the-field incidents over the summer involving Ohio State players, Buckeyes cornerback Bradley Roby was arrested last month on a battery charge.

The good news for Roby is that his charge has been reduced. Via the Columbus Dispatch, Roby had his Class A misdemeanor battery charge lessened to a Class B misdemeanor disorderly conduct.

Roby, who has started all 25 games the past two seasons for the Buckeyes, was allegedly involved in a scuffle last month at a bar in Bloomington, Ind. He has been practicing with the team, but Ohio State coach Urban Meyer has kept the possibility open of a suspension while he gathers the facts of the incident.

Late last month, Meyer suspended starting running back Carlos Hyde for at least the first three games of the season after Hyde allegedly struck a female victim in a night club. No charges were ever filed against Hyde, however.

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15 Responses to “Battery charge reduced for Buckeyes CB”
  1. tjbra9 says: Aug 16, 2013 2:53 PM

    Hopefully Meyer does the right thing and disciplines this young man. It will silence the critics and show he is trying to turn his image around.

  2. irishdodger says: Aug 16, 2013 3:10 PM

    Of course the charges have been reduced…he’s a premium shut down corner.

  3. redwing26 says: Aug 16, 2013 3:57 PM

    Urb got another guy off because he needs him. What a surprise! Wait for 4 years when this guy gets sent to the hole and Urb will say he did all he could to discipline him.

  4. barkleyblows says: Aug 16, 2013 4:04 PM

    He’ll fit right in with the National Felons League

  5. tttrojan4life says: Aug 16, 2013 4:33 PM

    He’ll fit right in with the National Felons League

    Forget about the NFL, he’ll fit right in with the Buckeyes.

  6. alligatorsnapper says: Aug 16, 2013 4:55 PM

    Roby does not play for Ohio State, right? Ohio State is not in the B1G conference, right? Both of those facts cannot be true according to B1G fans because we all know all arrests, all felons belong to the SEC, right?

  7. handsofsweed says: Aug 16, 2013 5:25 PM

    OK, Irishdodger and redwing, whatever.

    You know, the authorities in INDIANA reduced the charges he faces in INDIANA from this just bc the local prosecutor is a huge OSU fan. Got it.

    You don’t think that just maybe the prosecutor realized that shoving a bouncer (not punching him) isn’t worth a battery charge? So they’re charging him w disorderly conduct instead, which is definitely a more logical and legal call.

    FWIW, Roby should be suspended for a game or two for embarrassing the program and partaking in disorderly conduct. The End.

  8. bertenheim says: Aug 16, 2013 7:10 PM


    Embarrassment presupposes that Urban and Gene are capable of shame.

  9. irishbias says: Aug 16, 2013 8:22 PM

    Let’s see what Urb does…

  10. buckcat says: Aug 16, 2013 10:00 PM

    Real bright- Bloomington (IN) authorities let a BUCKEYE off on charges that could impact the season in favor of the Hoosiers, a Buckeye rival. Morons.

  11. normtide says: Aug 16, 2013 11:15 PM

    I always wonder why and how people can alter their judgment of as person, just by who he plays for, out who he coaches. Auburn is my greatest rival, but I don’t arbitrarily hate anyone who plays or coaches there. That seems so simple minded to me. Don’t let sports make you an idiot. You can’t tell me that if this guy was on your team, you wouldn’t be more lenient. Or, if your team hired Meyer, you wouldn’t be happy with it. I love my team, but not abandoning my intellect completely for it.

  12. cbass59 says: Aug 17, 2013 10:12 AM

    Per reports:

    Video of the incident outside a Bloomington, Ind., bar involving Ohio State cornerback Bradley Roby appeared to be instrumental in the Monroe County prosecutor’s decision yesterday to offer a diversion program — which could result in the case being dismissed.

    The POLICE REPORT that is BASED ON a police officer’s description of the VIDEO, contradicts the description in the original police report that caused Roby to be charged with misdemeanor battery and portrays him as more victim than perpetrator.

  13. thegamecocker says: Aug 17, 2013 10:21 AM


    I agree with you 100%. And I also believe you would have the same POV whether ‘Bama won 3 out of the last 4 NC’s games as well. Your posts make sense and I enjoy reading your work. Many of us, myself included, get carried away b/c of the emotion for a particular team, in my case South Carolina and Rutgers. But when you cut through it all, it is entertainment with the serious aspect of it being all the money involved. South Carolina is blessed to be part of the SEC. I have not always felt that way because when I graduated we were still members of the ACC….and basketball was the top sport because of the icon, the great Coach Frank McGuire. But the world has changed and Carolina has benefited from the money that has been generated by this great conference. It has helped EVERY part of the university including the most important, the ACADEMIC part IMO. Now, Rutgers’, The State University of New Jersey will begin feeling what South Carolina did 20 years ago when they join the Big 10! It’s a “win-win” for those schools affiliated with a great conference.

  14. normtide says: Aug 17, 2013 3:52 PM

    Game, I want real sure what to expect when Carolina joined the league. I was excited to get a presence in the state, but didn’t know if USCe was just in it for the money. The university has invested that money into football with the coaches they hired and facilities. It took a little while, but look at them now. A perennial top ten team. Its one thing to be given opportunity, its another to take it and run with it. Huge nod to the university of South Carolina.

  15. dkhhuey says: Aug 19, 2013 4:27 PM

    Although I am not happy Carlos and Bradley got into situations that reflect poorly on OSU – I am very glad there was video evidence of the incidents captured which subsequently led to the initial charges to be greatly reduced! I can only hope this will help emphasize the fact that there is an extremely large focus on OSU and their actions have consequences on not only themselves, but their career aspirations, the university, the staff, and their teammates.

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