PITTSBURGH (KDKA) – University of Pittsburgh football star Tyler Boyd has been formally charged with DUI after being pulled over early Friday morning in Jefferson Hills.
Along with DUI, Boyd is facing summary charges of underage drinking, driving on the left side of the roadway, careless driving, and a minor driving with alcohol in his system.READ MORE: Lucas Raymond Helps Red Wings Beat Penguins 3-2 In SO
The Pitt wide receiver was taken into custody 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.READ MORE: Frick Park Bridge Collapse: 10 People Injured, 4 Sent To Hospital
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 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.”
The Pittsburgh Post-Gazette’s Pitt football beat writer Sam Warner has the details on when a hearing will take place.MORE NEWS: At Site Of Pittsburgh Bridge Collapse, President Joe Biden Promises To 'Fix Them All'