PITTSBURGH (KDKA) — University of Pittsburgh football star Tyler Boyd was taken into custody on suspicion of DUI after he was pulled over early Friday morning in Jefferson Hills.
KDKA has learned the Pitt wide receiver was taken into custody and could face charges of driving under the influence after he was pulled over on Route 885.
According to police paperwork, the officer who pulled him over “smelled the moderate odor of an alcoholic beverage about Boyd,” who said he “had ‘two shots’ but did not start drinking until after the NBA Finals game he was watching.”
The 20-year-old was placed under arrest after being administered a breathalyzer that tested positive for alcohol, police paperwork said. He was then taken to Jefferson Hospital for a blood test.
Then, he was released to the custody of a family member, according to the police paperwork.
Boyd is one of the top prospects in college football. He was just named as Phil Steele’s Pre-Season First-Team All-American.
Pitt’s head football coach Pat Narduzzi has released this statement:
“Tyler’s situation is both serious and disappointing. We have high expectations for the young men in our program, on and off the field. Tyler understands that and knows he must be responsible for his actions. Certainly, he will be held accountable to our internal standards of discipline and behavior.”
Stay with KDKA for the latest on this developing story.