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OSU's Greg Schiano facing minor misdemeanor, fine for cyclist crash

COLUMBUS, Ohio -- Ohio State co-defensive coordinator Greg Schiano was issued a ticket for failure to obey a traffic control device for his part in a car crash that involved hitting a bicyclist last week.

Schiano, the former Rutgers and Tampa Bay Buccaneers coach in his first season with the Buckeyes, will be arraigned on Oct. 5 and is facing a $55 fine and $97 in court costs for the minor misdemeanor after the collision early Sept. 22 during a bye week.

Schiano was uninjured and hasn't missed any work with No. 2 Ohio State.

The 26-year-old bicyclist was hospitalized but had been listed in stable condition with head injury.

"He did have an accident and we were all aware," Urban Meyer said Monday. "[Ohio State athletic director Gene Smith] was aware immediately, I think it hit the media, too. I'm not sure I'm allowed to [discuss it], obviously just wish the young person well."

"From a university perspective, our concern is with the young man who was injured," an Ohio State spokesman said Thursday evening. "Our focus is on offering all the support for that individual that we can at this time."

Schiano, a longtime friend of Meyer, joined the Buckeyes this season and has had an instant impact for the Buckeyes thanks to his expertise in the defensive secondary. Ohio State leads the country with nine interceptions through three games.

The Buckeyes, coming off a bye week, host Rutgers Saturday.