Bradley Roby incident was caught on video

The news about the arrest of Bradley Roby last came as a shock and scary moment for Buckeye fans and the team I am sure. His case has been quiet in the past few weeks until today. When news came out about the charges being reduced and possible end in sight.

Late tonight word from Bill Rabinowitz of the Columbus Dispatch has come out that the entire incident has been caught on tape.

Here is a few snippets from the story…

Video of an incident outside a Bloomington, Ind., bar involving Ohio State’s Bradley Roby appears to be instrumental in the Monroe County prosecutor’s decision earlier today to offer a diversion program that could result in the case against the cornerback being dismissed.

The Dispatch tonight obtained a supplemental police report, which is based on a police officer’s description of the video. That report contradicts the description in the original police report that caused Roby to be charged with misdemeanor battery and portrays Roby as more victim than perpetrator.


Sources indicate that the prosecutor’s office did not receive the video until this week. The office downgraded the charge yesterday morning to disorderly conduct, a class B misdemeanor. Battery is a class A misdemeanor.

This afternoon, the prosecutor’s officer announced the offer of a diversion program. There is no word whether Roby would accept that program, though a deputy prosecutor said a receipt had been posted of payment for it.

and this is what the video shows…

The video appears to be the cause for the change. Officer Jordan Hasler, the second police officer to arrive at the scene, wrote in the supplemental report that he was shown video by the bar manager. Hasler wrote that the video showed Dunnkirk employees carrying Roby down stairs and out of the bar in what appeared to be a shoulder lock while grabbing his legs and lower torso.

Outside the bar, Hasler wrote, video showed Roby being pushed three times by the bar’s security guards, the third time resulting in Roby being driven back 2-3 feet.

After that, the report states, Roby “lunged” at one of the security guards, who handcuffed Roby.

The first police officer on the scene, Ryan McClain, had asked Dunnkirk personnel if there were video of the incident and was told there wasn’t. Why Hasler was shown the video after McClain was told it did not exist is not clear.
McClain’s original police report was based on eyewitness accounts that portrayed Roby as the aggressor.

That version of events alleged that Roby was removed from the bar and told not to return. When he attempted to walk back in and was stopped by the bar’s security detail, he hit one of the men, Jonathan King, in the chest and ripped King’s shirt, according to the report.

That caused McClain to arrest Roby and charge him with battery. Roby told McClain that the security personnel shoved him multiple times and handcuffed him, causing pain to his wrists and lip and small cuts on his forehead and right arm.

You Can read the entire article at the Columbus Dispatch.

From this description you can garner that Roby will take Diversion which means all the charges will be dropped. He will face even less punishment than I thought earlier today in my opinion. This case should have never even been a case.


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