by Aaron Wilson
April 24, 02014
Former Ohio State cornerback Bradley Roby is facing a misdemeanor charge of operating a vehicle while impaired despite registering a .008 on a Breathalyzer exam.
That's 10 times below the Ohio state legal limit of .08.
Roby conducted a field sobriety test before taking the Breathalyzer test. He was released on his own recognizance.
He's scheduled for a court arraignment Friday morning.
The case is expected to be resolved without any significant legal ramifications, if any, for Roby, a projected late first-round draft pick.
"This past weekend my client Bradley Roby was issued a citation in Columbus, Ohio for operating a vehicle while impaired," Roby's agent, Michael Perrett of SportsTrust Advisors, said in a statement to National Football Post. "Bradley was sitting in his parked car in a parking lot when he was approached and questioned by an officer. 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. However, as the matter is still pending, we cannot comment further at this time."
Last year, Roby was initially charged with battery following an incident at a bar in Bloomington, Ind. Then, the charges were reduced and ultimately dropped after a video surfaced of a security officer that showed he was at fault and Roby finished a diversion program.
Roby had a one-game suspension imposed by Buckeyes coach Urban Meyer.
Roby was one of 30 players invited to attend the NFL draft in New York City in two weeks.
While the timing of the incident is obviously poor, it's not expected to significantly affect Roby's draft stock.
At the NFL scouting combine, Roby ran the 40-yard dash in 4.39 seconds and had a 38-inch vertical leap, a 10-4 broad jump and bench pressed 225 pounds 17 times.
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Aaron Wilson covers the Ravens for The Baltimore Sun