For those playing catch up, Ohio State running back Carlos Hyde was named a person of interest in an alleged assault of a female this past Friday night at a Columbus establishment named Sugar Bar 2. Of course, the blogosphere was quick to rush to judgement, condemning Hyde’s behavior.
Except, according to Yahoo! Sports writer Charles Robinson, it didn’t happen. Check this out:
Charges are not expected to be filed against Hyde after video from Sugar Bar 2 shows he didn’t appear to make contact with an alleged victim who claimed to have been assaulted early Saturday morning, a source who spoke to Yahoo! Sports on the condition of anonymity said.
Not only that, but it appears Hyde got punched himself without retaliating.
The source said video shows Hyde speaking in the direction of the alleged victim just prior to her punching him in the head. The video then shows Hyde leaving the area and reaching back in the woman’s direction in a non-confrontational manner, the source said.
The video has not been made public (and may never be), but if we’re to believe Robinson’s source, Hyde is going to be owed a lot of apologies. We’ll keep you updated.