The misdemeanor charge against Ohio State cornerback Bradley Roby was changed today from battery, a class A misdemeanor, to disorderly conduct, a less serious charge.
Roby was arrested on July 21 after an altercation outside a bar in Bloomington, Ind. Roby has not missed practice time, but the All-Big Ten player has taken reps with the second unit during training camp.
Coach Urban Meyer has said that he is awaiting all of the facts in the case before deciding what, if any, punishment he’ll give Roby. At the Big Ten media days, Meyer said that a suspension was likely.
The motion to amend was filed by Monroe County deputy prosecutor Christopher Pierce this morning. Disorderly conduct is a class B misdemeanor, meaning punishment could include up to 180 days in prison and a fine of up to $1,000. Class A misdemeanors can be punishable by up to a year in prison and a $5,000 fine.
The pretrial conference remains scheduled for Aug. 26.