By Coach Hayes
Who is this guy? His name is Carlos Hyde, used to be a running back for The Ohio State Buckeyes.
Hyde was poised to have a great season as the lead running back for the Buckeyes this upcoming fall, and possibly even contend for the Heisman. That is, if he didn't mess up and get himself suspended from the team for an investigation into an assault against a woman in a club in downtown Columbus, OH.
The suspension comes after having a great season his junior year with a near- 1000 yard campaign and scoring 17 total touchdowns for an undefeated Buckeyes team, the 6th in 120 years of football and 1st since 2002. Although the Buckeyes always seem to be deep when it comes to RB/TB, the team will lose one of their most potent offensive weapons and will be forced to improvise in 2013.
In a related story- Bradley Roby, one of the 3 returning starters in a stacked secondary for the Buckeyes was involved in an altercation and detained outside a night club in Monroe County, Indiana. The crminal charges include battery resulting in bodily injury and could potentially end his days with the team, for whom Roby was a 1st team All American last year. Coach Urban Meyer now has to sit down and decide what he's going to do to fill with two major missing pieces of a team looking for their 7th national championship and 1st since that historic run to the top in 2002, in the process becoming the 1st college football team to win 14 games in a single season.
Another story of a college athlete stupidity naturally comes out of Gainesville, FL. Antonio Morrison, the projected Gators' starter at middle linebacker, was arrested for barking at a police dog and resisting arrest. While leaving a hotel near a nightclub, Morrison and friends were walking by a cop car that was investigating an earlier call, and starting barking at a police dog inside. After being detained and arrested, Morrison's only reason behind his behavior was, "well- the dog barked at me first." Morrison is now suspended for the first two games of the season and may face additional sanctions from the University of Florida and the NCAA.
I'm not sure why these student athletes think they are better than everyone else and think they can get away with breaking the law. It's difficult to determine whether its a case of perceived invincibility or old fashioned stupidity. Just ask these three players who now have to deal with a lot more than practice and school- They all left a stain on their respected institutions and have some serious work to do to get back to where they once were. Remember, just because you play college sports doesn't mean you can do what you want. If you mess up and think you will get away with it because you're a star player on a division 1 school, then you are sadly mistaken. Nobody is above the law in college athletics.
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