Thursday, April 24, 2014
Report: CB Bradley Roby faces OVI charge
By Rich Cimini
Former Ohio State cornerback Bradley Roby, mentioned as a possible first-round consideration for the New York Jets, is facing an OVI charge -- operating a vehicle under the influence, according to WBNS-10TV in Columbus, Ohio.
This almost certainly kills any chance of the Jets taking him with the 18th pick. The incident occurred April 20 in Columbus, where police were called to the scene of a person passed out behind the wheel of a car. He eventually failed a field sobriety test, according to the report.
This was Roby's second brush with police in less than a year. He was suspended for the 2013 opener because of his involvement in a bar fight last summer. The charges were eventually dropped.
Before this latest incident, Roby, whose pre-draft visits included the Jets, was considered a possible mid-first-rounder. He's freakishly talented, but inconsistent and immature. It's hard to imagine the Jets taking a chance, considering the bad publicity they received for Mike Goodson's alcohol-related arrest last May.
On Thursday, ESPN draft analyst Todd McShay called Roby a "classic boom or bust" prospect.
"I love Bradley Roby’s athleticism -- I actually think he might be the most athletic corner in his draft -- but I'm scared ... I’d be real nervous to pull the trigger on him because I don’t know what I'm getting," McShay said. "He’s a young man that has some growing to do."