Ohio State coach Urban Meyer described his reaction as furious to weekend legal incidents involving two starters and called the team's disciplinary policies as strict as any program in the country. Speaking at the Big Ten Media Days on Wednesday in Chicago, Meyer dealt mostly with questions surrounding senior running back Carlos Hyde, who was suspended on Monday after an alleged altercation at a Columbus bar, and All-Big Ten cornerback Bradley Roby after he was arrested at a bar in Bloomington, Ind. "I want to make sure our discipline is as hard or harder than anything out there," said Meyer, who is entering his second season at Ohio State after going undefeated in 2012. Meyer also has faced scrutiny for his discipline while at Florida in the wake of the murder charges against former Gators tight end Aaron Hernandez. "I don't worry about my reputation, I worry about my players," Meyer said. Meyer acknowledged that the past few days were rough. "Disruption is the biggest thing that bothers me," Meyer said. "I think the head coach needs to set a standard: direct, guide, mentor, push and direct these guys. Ultimately, though, every person is ultimately held accountable for their decisions they make. So we've just got to continue to evaluate all the things we do." In separate incidents earlier this summer, Meyer suspended freshman tight end Marcus Baugh and dismissed freshman Tim Gardner. Hyde is considered a person of interest in an investigation of an assault against a woman, but a Yahoo! Sports report on Tuesday night indicated that Hyde would not be chargted. Meyer suspended Hyde from all football activities and said he would review the case as facts become available from the case. Roby faces preliminary charges in Monroe County, Ind., on battery resulting in bodily injury after he allegedly refused to leave a bar and was detained by bouncers.
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