Ohio State CB Roby eligible for pretrial diversion
An Indiana prosecutor has offered Ohio State star cornerback
Bradley Roby the opportunity to enter a pretrial diversion program
that could result in a misdemeanor assault charge being
Roby was arrested this summer after an altercation outside a
Bloomington bar. It was alleged that he made contact with an
employee of the bar while being refused re-admittance after he had
been taken outside in the wake of a fight.
Chief Deputy Prosecutor Bob Miller said Roby, a pivotal player
in the Buckeyes’ hopes in 2013, has yet to indicate whether he will
accept the offer. Miller said the deal is available to first-time,
misdemeanor violators and would require the charge to be dismissed
if Roby isn’t arrested in the next year.
Ohio State football spokesman Jerry Emig said the team had no
Roby has been working out with the second team on defense as a
part of his punishment. Coach Urban Meyer has said he would
withhold judgment on further sanctions pending Roby’s court
A telephone message was left Friday for Roby’s attorney, Samuel
Shapiro, and not immediately returned.
Roby initially was charged with battery resulting in bodily
injury, punishable by a year in jail and a $5,000 fine. On Friday
the charge was lowered to disorderly conduct, carrying a maximum
sentence of 180 days in jail and a $1,000 fine.