Report: Ohio State CB Bradley Roby Takes Plea Deal

With a little more than one week to go until the 2014 NFL Draft, Ohio State cornerback Bradley Roby can now move on from the April OVI charge he was facing.

According to John Futty of The Columbus Dispatch, Roby pleaded guilty Tuesday to physical control of a motor vehicle while under the influence of drugs or alcohol and was sentenced to 180 days in jail. That sentence, however, was suspended on the condition that Roby participate in a three-day driver-intervention program.

In addition to the sentence, Roby will have to pay court cost, but the report states that his driver’s license was not suspended.

Roby, who failed a field-sobriety test after being found by police passed out in his car, reportedly recorded a .008 percent blood alcohol when administered a breathalyzer test at the scene. That level was below the legal limit for the state of Ohio.

At least Roby has this all behind him now and hopefully it winds up being a very cheap lesson for him. It is unknown how much this incident will affect his draft stock as he already had a few character related red flags attached to him.

The Pittsburgh Steelers hosted Roby for a pre draft visit back in April and that was just prior to the OVI incident taking place.

  • Tullydew

    So he blew a .008 which is below the legal limit in Ohio. So what did he do wrong?

  • Jacque Strappe


  • Biggie

    Not understanding why he takes a deal when he was way under the limit. Poor lawyer in my opinion, should easily have gotten that dropped.

  • Jacque Strappe

    He failed the field sobriety test. Unless I misunderstand, there was a 911 call that alerted police to him in the first place. Breathalyzer won’t detect the other things in his system that caused him to fail the field sobriety test and nearly wipe out kids on a sidewalk. He wouldn’t have taken a plea deal if he was innocent, no matter how immediate the need of damage control prior to the draft. I hope a pray we pass on him. The last questionable OSU character guy got stabbed in the gut and missed substantial time and now that all the evidence is coming out there, do we really want to travel that path again? God, I hope not.

  • NW86

    That’s obviously not the whole story, Roby let that detail out to make himself look better. As mentioned above, a breathalyzer isn’t going to catch drugs.

  • kev4heels

    steelers will label him as a DND

  • Matt Manzo

    What’s happening with the witness saying he was driving?

  • Myster E


  • Steelers@2010

    Hmm! Kevin Colbert will probably draft him in the 1st RD, LeBeau will endorse it too. Tired of picking up these lame bums from Ohio State just because LeBeau went there.

  • Steelers12328882

    I can rinse with mouthwash and blow higher than a .008. He must have been on something else that caused him to fail the field sobriety test.

  • Justin Barlow