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Ohio State RB Hyde suspended, not dismissed

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Ohio State starting running back Carlos Hyde was suspended, but not dismissed from the team, as a result of an incident at a Columbus bar.

Early Monday, the Columbus Dispatch reported that Hyde had been dismissed from the team after reports that he allegedly punched a woman at a Columbus bar.

However, in a press release issued later Monday, head coach Urban Meyer announced Hyde had been indefinitely suspended from football activities.

The release also noted that further punishment and dismissal are is still possible, depending on the outcome of the student code of conduct and criminal investigations.

Hyde has not yet been charged in the incident.

"I have a clear set of core values in place that members of this football program are constantly reminded of and are expected to honor," Meyer said in a statement, according to CollegeFootballTalk.com. "There are also expectations with regard to behavior. I expect our players to conduct themselves responsibly and appropriately and they will be held accountable for their actions."

Hyde rushed for 970 yards last season with a team-high 16 rushing touchdowns.

The school also acknowledged an incident involving starting cornerback Bradley Roby, an All-Big Ten selection last year who was arrested by Bloomington (Ind.) police on an assault charge over the weekend. He was allegedly involved in a fight with a bouncer. No discipline was announced for Roby, who might be suspended as well.

The Ohio State release also acknowledged recent incidents that involved tight end Marcus Baugh and defensive lineman Tim Gardner.

Baugh was arrested for underage possession of alcohol. Ohio State suspended him for one game, and he will lose the summer financial aid given to student-athletes.

Gardner was suspended from the team for 2013 following his arrest for the obstruction of official business.

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