Ohio State's Hyde cleared, won't be charged

Ohio State running back Carlos Hyde will not face charges after a recent incident at a bar in Columbus, OH, in which he was accused of hitting a female, according to local station WBNS-10TV.

In a release, police said the investigation is officially closed after the woman decided not to press charges. However, as of now, Hyde remains suspended from the team. Ohio State has not yet commented on the latest development. The suspension, according to a school release, was pending the outcome of the student code of conduct and criminal investigations.

The day after Hyde's suspension was announced, a Yahoo! Sports report stated that surveillance footage from the bar showed that Hyde did not strike the alleged victim.

The senior led Buckeye running backs last season with 970 rushing yards and had 16 touchdowns on the ground.

We'll see whether OSU head coach Urban Meyer will ultimately hand down a punishment, such as a game suspension. While Storm Klein was suspended from the team last summer and served a two-game suspension after being charged with domestic violence, the linebacker had pleaded guilty to disorderly conduct. Hyde, of course, did not even get charged in his case.

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