Ohio State CB Bradley Roby Takes To Twitter To Set Facts Straight About April OVI Charge

On Thursday, it was reported that Ohio State cornerback Bradley Roby was facing an OVI charge after being found passed out behind the wheel of his car this past week. On Friday, the potential first-round draft pick took to Twitter to set a few facts straight.

Roby posted a picture of the results of his breathalyzer test and it shows the subject sample was .008, which is well below the legal limit in the state of Ohio.

In addition to his test results, Roby also states that he was not driving, was not arrested and thus not finger printed, and did not have to pose for a mugshot.

On Thursday, the website Eleven Warriors posted a statement they had received from Roby’s agent, Michael Perrett that detailed some of the events.

This past weekend my client Bradley Roby was issued a citation in Columbus, Ohio for operating a vehicle while impaired (OVI). 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. However, as the matter is still pending, we cannot comment further at this time.

By the looks of things, Roby should have all of this cleared up by late Friday evening and it’s looking like the OVI charge might be dismissed altogether. That’s good news for him as there were already a few concerns about his character prior to this incident taking place.

Roby reportedly had a pre draft visit with the Pittsburgh Steelers back in April.

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  • Jacque Strappe

    Sounds like old Slomovitz was trying to drum up business

  • westcoasteeler

    Don’t like how someone can be sitting in a parked car and be considered operating it?

  • Toddy Bravo

    Wouldn’t it be funny if Roby was out drinking with Jared Abbrederis? If so, that would be the 2nd time he got lit up by that guy.

  • 20Stoney

    Agree. It really discourages anyone that’s had too many from sleeping it off in their car or realizing they’ve had too many and pulling over. It encourages “getting home”.

  • george

    In most states you can be charged if the keys are in the ignition, even if the engine is off.

  • William Weaver

    Take keys out of the ignition and lawfully it changes everything. Keys in ignition, drunk and listening to radio? DUI. No keys no DUI.

  • Virdin Barzey

    Poor kid. Hopefully it doesn’t hurt his draft stock. Probably will

  • Anon

    Not true. Some places, possession of keys is enough to “operate” a vehicle. Put the keys in the trunk, sleep in the back seat *SHOULD* be OK, but check with local laws to verify.

  • William Weaver

    Thanks! Although I don’t drink anymore. Lol