Pittsburgh Panthers star wide receiver Tyler Boyd is under investigation for driving under the influence of alcohol stemming from a traffic stop on Friday morning.
Charges have not been filed against Boyd, as blood tests and breathalyzer results are pending.
According to KDKA TV in Pittsburgh, Boyd told police that he had “two shots” while watching the NBA Finals on Thursday night between the Golden State Warriors and Cleveland Cavaliers. Boyd is 20 years old.
“Tyler’s situation is both serious and disappointing,” Pittsburgh coach Pat Narduzzi said in a statement. “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.”
Boyd was first-team All-ACC last season after catching 78 balls for 1,261 yards and eight touchdowns. He registered back-t0-back 1,000-yard seasons in his freshman and sophomore seasons, the first player in the ACC to do so. If he’s suspended and misses time this season, it could cost him the chance to be the only Pittsburgh player to record three seasons of over 1,000 yards in his career. Larry Fitzgerald is the only other player with two seasons reaching that mark.