Former Ohio State CB Bradley Roby tries to clear his name about reported OVI charge

Graham Watson
Former Ohio State CB Bradley Roby tries to clear his name about reported OVI charge

Former Ohio State cornerback Bradley Roby took to Twitter to try to clear up a report that he was charged with operating a vehicle impaired.

According to WBNS-10TV in Columbus, Ohio, officers were called to the scene of a person passed out behind the wheel of a car on April 20. The officers said they couldn’t get the driver’s attention when they knocked on the door and when they opened the door the car smelled of alcohol. The person inside of the vehicle failed the sobriety test.

WBNS-10TV said that person was Roby.

But both Roby and his agent Michael Perrett went on the offensive to clear Roby’s name.

"Bradley was sitting in his parked car in a parking lot when he was approached and questioned by an officer,” Perrett said in a statement. “He was fully cooperative and willingly submitted to field sobriety and breathalyzer tests. His BAC test registered a negligible .008 and after further testing at the police station, he was very quickly released on his own recognizance. There are no other charges, and we are confident that this matter will be resolved quickly and favorably for Bradley."

Then, Friday morning, Bradley tried to clear his name.

Roby and his agent were quick to do damage control because Bradley is projected by many mock drafts as a first-round pick in the upcoming NFL draft.

Perrett noted that the situation was still pending, but both and he and Roby are confident that the matter will be resolved before the first round of the draft begins on May 8. According to his attorney, Roby's case was continued until Tuesday, April 29 when he is scheduled to appear in court.

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