Jul 23 2013, 12:26am CDT | by Poch de la Rosa
The suspension was meted out by Buckeyes head coach Urban Meyer on July 22, per team's official athletic website. It stated Hyde was suspended "from all team activities pending the outcome of the student code of conduct and criminal investigations."
He was ealier reported by the Columbus Dispatch to have been kicked off the Buckeyes roster due to what happened. However, the report from the team's official athletic website refutes this for the meantime.
Meyer made it clear in a statement he expects his players to carry themselves appropriately and be accountable for their actions.
"I have a clear set of core values in place that members of this football program are constantly reminded of and are expected to honor. There 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."
In addition to Hyde's suspension, junior cornerback Bradley Roby was banned from attending Big Ten media days this week due to charges of battery resulting in bodily injury stemming from a bar incident in Monroe County, Ind.
Two Buckeye freshmen - tight end Marcus Baugh and defensive lineman Tim Gardner - also faced disciplinary action from the team. Baugh was removed from all team activities for underage possession of alcohol and possessing fake identification. Gardner was sent back to his home city of Indianapolis and will not be a part of the 2013 team after he was charged by Columbus police on Saturday night with obstruction of official business.
Prior to his suspension, Hyde rushed for 970 yards on 185 carries in 2012 with Ohio State.
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