After being pulled over last week on suspicion of driving under the influence, Pittsburgh wide receiver Tyler Boyd was formally charged by Jefferson Hills police with DUI along with other traffic violations on Tuesday.
Last Friday (June 12) at approximately 2:30 a.m., Boyd was pulled over by police after trying to pass another car. Boyd claimed he had “two shots” during the evening. As a minor, Boyd was also was charged with underage drinking, as well as other traffic violations.
Blood tests were taken at Jefferson Hospital to determine Boyd’s blood alcohol content after an initial breathalyzer test came back positive.
More from Sam Werner of the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette:
Jefferson Hills police Chief Eugene Roach said Monday that police were still awaiting results of the test, but he anticipated having them before Boyd’s preliminary hearing.
The charges were filed with Jefferson Hills District Judge Guy Reschenthaler.
Pitt coach Pat Narduzzi released a statement Saturday night calling Boyd’s situation “both serious and disappointing.”
“We have high expectations for the young men in our program, on and off the field,” Narduzzi’s statement said. “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 is coming off a season in which he recorded 78 catches for 1,261 yards, and is the first receiver in ACC history to start his career with back-to-back 1,000-yard receiving seasons. He is a prime wide receiver prospectfor the 2016 NFL Draft class.