It’s been a tumultuous week for Ohio State University. On Monday the school suspended senior running back Carlos Hyde and freshman tight end Marcus Baugh for 8 games. Freshman Tim Gardner was just sent home.
Hyde was a person of interest in a police investigation of an assault against a woman in downtown Columbus. Baugh was arrested for minor in possession of alcohol. Gardner was arrested for “obstruction of official business.”
Urban Meyer had one word to describe his reaction when he learned of the weekends’ events: “furious.”
“Disruption is the biggest thing that bothers me,” Meyer said at the BIG 10 media days in Chicago, via ESPN. “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.”
This is just after a successful season following a rough end of Jim Tressel’s tenure at Ohio State. That centered around Terrelle Pryor and other players selling off merchandise.