Ohio State’s No. 1 running back, Carlos Hyde, was suspended from the team Monday, according to a report from the Columbus (Ohio) Dispatch.
Hyde, a senior who ran for 970 yards and 16 touchdowns last season, has been named as “a person of interest” in an assault of a female at a downtown Columbus bar early Saturday morning.
His absence would create a huge hole in the OSU depth chart at running back. The top backup — junior Rod Smith — had just 215 yards in 32 carries last season.
Ohio State also is looking into a weekend bar altercation in Indiana involving All-America cornerback Bradley Roby.