Ohio State CB Roby ejected, sends tweet

Ohio State cornerback Bradley Roby was ejected in the first quarter of the Buckeyes game Saturday vs. Iowa for targeting.

Roby hit Iowa tight end C.J. Fiedorowicz on a pass into the flats late in the first quarter and was immediately flagged. He didn’t hit Fiedorowicz in the head but it appeared he left his feet.

The officials huddled for more than a minute before making the call. A replay review upheld it, and shortly thereafter Roby was escorted to the locker room.

There, Roby picked up his phone and sent a tweet that said, “We still gon get this W, believe that.

He was right. Ohio State rallied to win, 34-24, in a game that was wild from start to finish. The Buckeyes missed Roby but made enough plays in the second half to hold on.

“I thought the hit was low,” Ohio State coach Urban Meyer said, adding that he once was fined $30,000 for criticizing officials so he didn’t want to say too much. “I have to see the replay.”

An All-American candidate and potential high NFL Draft choice, Roby hasn’t had a great year, starting with a one-game suspension for his role in an early-morning incident at a Bloomington, Ind. bar in July. Charges were dropped, but Roby sat out Ohio State’s season opener.

A fourth-year junior, Roby has two interceptions on the season.