Originally written July 31, 2013 on College Spun:
Ohio State coach Urban Meyer is finally opening up about the situation involving his star running back, Carlos Hyde. Meyer told ESPN that Hyde was suspended for “not walking away” and that if charges had been filed, the tailback would have been dismissed from the team. For those wondering, Hyde was involved in an altercation with a female two weeks ago – he was a person of interest in an assault case. Urban Meyer: “Our players are taught to walk away, (Hyde’s) punishment was because he didn’t walk away” — Brett McMurphy (@McMurphyESPN) July 31, 2013 Urban Meyer on Hyde: “If criminal charges would have been filed he would have been dismissed from team” — Brett McMurphy (@McMurphyESPN) July 31, 2013 Tough to argue with Meyer on this one – domestic issues are no joke. As it is, Hyde has been suspended for at least the first three games of the 2013 season. Hopefully this will be the final chapter in this unfortunate story.
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