COLUMBUS, OH - OCTOBER 9: Carlos Hyde of the Ohio State Buckeyes fumbles the ball near the goal line against the Indiana Hoosiers at Ohio Stadium on October 9, 2010 in Columbus, Ohio. Ohio State defeated Indiana 38-10. (Photo by Jamie Sabau/Getty Images)
The Carlos Hyde saga took another turn on Tuesday morning, when it was reported that the Buckeyes running back will not be facing assault charges stemming from a July 19th incident at Sugar Bar 2. Hyde had been suspended from the football team while police looked into allegations that he hit a female in the face.
Two reports from people who’d watched the surveillance video – one from Yahoo! Sports’ Charles Robinson, another from NBC’s Mindy Drayer – painted different pictures of what transpired that night. Regardless, you can now make your own decision.
Here’s the tape of the incident, courtesy of WTVN. Look around the 3:15 mark at the top right of the screen.
What do you think? Is Hyde getting off easy? Or was this all blown out of proportion?