Posted April 26, 2013

Pitt suspends three players following drug bust

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Three members of the University of Pittsburgh football team were detained in a drug bust late Thursday night and were suspended from the team, reports CBS Pittsburgh.

Police detained 20-year-old linebacker Eric Williams, 21-year-old tight end Andrew Carswell, and 21-year-old  defensive linemen Khaynin Mosley-Smith for use or possession of drug paraphernalia. Williams had 52 tackles for the team last season, Carswell caught 13 passes, Mosley-Smith was a reserve but played in all 13 games.

More from CBS Pittsburgh:

Police, undercover officers, and SWAT members were all called to the home in the 3300 block of Juliet Street about 10:30 p.m. Thursday night.

As part of an ongoing investigation, narcotics detectives say they bought drugs from, and arrested 22-year-old Darnell Reed-Young.

Detectives say they seized 20-bags of heroin, a marijuana bong, and a copper grinder.

SWAT officers were then called in to break the door down, to arrest three other men.

Pittsburgh head coach Paul Chryst said the players have been suspended from the team immediately.

“We have strict and clear standards regarding these types of behaviors,” Chryst said. “What has occurred with these three young men does not represent the standards of our program or university.”


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