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Police clear Carlos Hyde, but Urban Meyer doesn't

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Columbus, OH (WOIO) - Columbus police may have decided that Carlos Hyde is in the clear, but his head coach says 'not so fast'.

Urban Meyer released a statement on Tuesday night, hours after police decided to close the case on Hyde, saying "Carlos Hyde will be suspended for at least the first three games of the 2013 season for conduct not representative of this football program or this university. He will be required to fulfill additional obligations before he is allowed to play in a game."

On July 20, Hyde was involved in an incident with a woman at Sugar Bar 2, a Columbus nightclub. After the incident, head coach Urban Meyer suspended Hyde from all team activities until the incident was resolved. Fortunately for the running back, the victim came forth and decided not to pursue charges.

"We were in the middle of our investigation," spokesman Sgt. Rich Weiner said. "The most important thing left to do was interview the victim. She met with investigators on Saturday and informed officers that she didn't want to pursue charges."

Hyde will miss the Buffalo, San Diego State and Cal games, and if he fulfills obligations off the field, could return for the game against Florida A&M.

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