Originally written on Double Coverage Football  |  Last updated 8/2/13

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)
Just as yet another one of Urban Meyer's former Gators was making the news for the wrong reason, Meyer was dishing out a three game suspension for Ohio State running back Carlos Hyde. Hyde had been accused of assaulting a woman in a Columbus night club on July 20th. Although no charges were filed, Hyde was suspended for conduct that was "not representative of this football program or this university." The incident would have drawn attention regardless, but the scrutiny Meyer has faced for how he handled conduct issues at Florida certainly exacerbated the situation. It's easy to assume that since the charges were dropped that Hyde did nothing wrong, but if you watch the surveillance video it's clear he took a swing at the woman (go to the 3:17 mark). Whether or not he actually hit her is unknown based on the angle, but the bottom line is that he took a swing. That alone deserves punishment and criticism. The problem is that Meyer's response is insufficient. Let's look at it this w...
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