The Columbus Dispatch originally reported on July 22 that OSU head coach Urban Meyer dismissed Hyde, following an altercation at Sugar Bar 2 the previous weekend. Meyer later issued a statement that Hyde was suspended pending further investigation.
Things got weird from there. Yahoo! Sports’ Charles Robinson reported that a surveillance video exonerated Hyde, but a conflicting report claimed Hyde was seen striking a female victim in the same video.
Regardless, the alleged victim has opted not to pursue charges. This latest revelation likely means the reinstatement of Hyde to the Buckeye roster, though an official announcement had not been made at time of publish.
Carlos Hyde fell just shy of 1000 yards rushing last season, a milestone no Urban Meyer-coached running back has reached. He will be an integral part of the Buckeyes’ offense in a 2013 with some lofty expectations. OSU was the only unbeaten team in Div. I football last season.
The Buckeyes open the season Aug. 31 against Buffalo.