Pitt Dismisses 2 Football Players Following Drug Bust
PITTSBURGH (KDKA) – Two Pitt football players have been dismissed following a drug bust in Oakland last week.
According to a statement from the university, 21-year-old Drew Carswell, a tight end, and junior defensive back 20-year-old Eric Williams have been dismissed from the program.
Police, undercover officers, and SWAT members were all called to a home in the 3300-block of Juliet Street about 10:30 p.m. on April 25.
Police said three men were detained for use or possession of drug paraphernalia.
The three were identified Williams, Carswell, and 21-year-old Pitt defensive linemen Khaynin Mosley-Smith.
All three were suspended from the team following the incident. At this time, Mosley-Smith remains on indefinite suspension.
Former Pitt player Cam Saddler spoke to Starkey, Miller and Mueller about the Pitt football dismissals Tuesday afternoon.
“It’s not that guys are doing things that are that bad. Everybody keeps putting themselves in the wrong places at the wrong time,” Saddler said. “Just have to always put yourself in the right places and some people don’t learn that until something bad happens.”
While he feels bad for what happened to them, he understands it had to be done.
“This is bad, I feel bad. Those are my guys. I know it’s a bad situation and I know it may sound bad, but I know deep down inside this really isn’t the way it sounds. At the same time, I respect Coach Chryst has to do that. It’s pretty serious,” Saddler said. “It sends a message throughout the locker room, that’s for sure. I bet everybody is kind of on edge now. Everybody’s kind of knows, be aware, no stupid stuff, coach has a short temper right now.”
Also, Tra’Von Chapman has been suspended indefinitely following and off-campus incident over the weekend. Sources say he was involved in a physical altercation in Kent, Ohio over the weekend.