Columbus police closed an assault case against Carlos Hyde, but his involvement in the recent altercation is going to cost him on the field. Urban Meyer suspended Hyde for three games this season, requiring him to ''fulfill additional obligations'' before he's allowed back on the field. Hyde scored 17 touchdowns last season, but Meyer may believe that maintaining discipline on his squad outweighs whatever contributions Hyde would make in the Buckeyes' first few games.

Fair punishment?

Hyde is clear of any criminal charges -- should that be the end of it as far as Ohio State is concerned?


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