Ohio State running back Carlos Hyde has been listed as a person of interest in an alleged assault of a woman at a Columbus bar early Saturday morning. Hyde’s status with the Buckeyes remains undetermined, though he reportedly was not at a team meeting early this morning and an OSU spokesperson confirmed there would be an update on an unnamed player later today. No arrest has been made.
Hyde was Ohio State’s leading non-Braxton Miller rusher in 2012, producing 970 yards and 16 touchdowns on 185 carries over 10 games as a junior. Fourteen of the touchdowns came over the final seven games. Losing him entirely or for an extended period would be a blow for the Buckeyes, who are counting on skill production to reduce Braxton Miller’s workload. It would not be damning, given their depth at running back (and accommodating schedule), but it certainly would not be helpful.
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