Former Ohio State cornerback Bradley Roby has been charged with OVI (which is basically the same as a DUI outside of Ohio if you’re wondering), according to WBNS TV in Columbus, Ohio.
10TV: Former Ohio State University Buckeye Bradley Roby Charged With OVI http://t.co/IIC6D5PmsK
— 10TV.com (@10TV) April 24, 2014
The incident occurred on April 20th when police officers reportedly found Roby sleeping in his car. According to the court documents, officers were not able to wake him. When they opened the unlocked car door, they smelled alcohol, which led to a field sobriety test which he subsequently failed.
Roby’s agent released a statement about the arrest.
Bradley was sitting in his parked car in a parking lot when he was approached and questioned by an officer. He was fully cooperative and willingly submitted to field sobriety and breathalyzer tests. His BAC test registered a negligible .008 and after further testing at the police station, he was very quickly released on his own recognizance. There are no other charges, and we are confident that this matter will be resolved quickly and favorably for Bradley.
Sounds innocuous enough, though, I wouldn’t expect an agent to very well say, “he’s guilty”. The minimum BAC for a charge of OVI is .08, so it is curious why he would be charged if his BAC was as low as his agent claims. Roby has a court date Friday. With this happening so soon before the draft, teams will be scrambling to get the facts on this case to determine whether or not his draft stock should diminish. This isn’t the first off-field mishap for Roby. He was suspended for the home opener last year due to a disorderly conduct charge resulting from an incident in a bar in Indiana.
Obviously not all of the details are in yet, but if I was a betting man, I’d wager this doesn’t have a significant impact on his draft stock.