According to a WBNS 10TV report, former Ohio State corner Bradley Roby was cited Sunday for an OVI in Columbus. Per their details of the situation, Roby was found passed out behind the wheel of a vehicle.
Roby addressed the issue on his personal Twitter account Friday morning after multiple media reports containing a statement from his agent professed that Roby had blown a .008 and had been released on his own recognizance. Roby tweeted this document which would seem to confirm the claim that he was 10 times below the legal limit for alcohol at the time of his citation:
I was not drunk pic.twitter.com/CviiPuydkp— Bradley Roby (@BradRoby_1) April 25, 2014
Roby went on to state that he was "not driving. Did not get arrested. Was not in a cell," and also wasn't finger printed nor had a mugshot taken. He was expected to be in court this morning in Franklin County, but court documents now reflect that the arraignment will take place April 29.
The timing for this legal trouble couldn't be worse as Roby had been expected to be a first round pick in next month's 2014 NFL Draft. Roby had a difficult final season in 2013 during which he (self-admittedly) struggled with conditioning early in the season and was somewhat misused throughout the remainder of it.
Roby was arrested for a bar related incident last offseason in Bloomington, Indiana. The story had it that Roby was talking back to a bouncer and it resulted in his removal and ultimate refusal to leave said bar. While the charges related to the incident were later lessened, Roby was still suspended for the first game of the 2013 season. When he returned to action, he struggled to regain the same form that had him a preseason All-America candidate heading into the year.