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Police review surveillance video in Carlos Hyde alleged assault case

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OSU running back Carlos Hyde has been named a 'person of interest' in an assault that allegedly took place at a Columbus bar.

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The Columbus Division of Police have obtained surveillance video of an alleged assault of a woman at a Columbus bar Saturday, in which Ohio State football player Carlos Hyde was named as a “person of interest,” Columbus Police Sgt. Richard Weiner confirmed Wednesday to The Lantern.

Weiner said police are reviewing the surveillance video of the incident, which occurred at about 2 a.m. Saturday at the Sugar Bar 2, located at 303 S. Front Street, according to a Columbus Police report.

The woman told police she did not know the suspect who allegedly assaulted her but could identify him, according to the report.

No charges have been filed against Hyde, but the investigation is still ongoing, Weiner said. Columbus Police have not yet interviewed the woman.

According to a Tuesday report from Charles Robinson of Yahoo! Sports, the surveillance video shows Hyde did not appear to make contact with the alleged victim. Weiner did not confirm or deny this information.

Hyde has been suspended from all football team activities pending the outcome of student code of conduct and criminal investigations.

Hyde, a senior running back, is expected to be a starter for the Buckeyes this season if he is reinstated. He finished second on the Buckeyes with 970 rushing yards last season, and led the team with 16 rushing touchdowns.

Hyde was named to the 2013 preseason Doak Walker Award watch list, an award given to the top college football running back.

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