Report: Pitt WR Tyler Boyd arrested for DUI (Updated)

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(Photo by Sarah Glenn/Getty Images)

University of Pittsburgh wide receiver Tyler Boyd was arrested early Friday morning for DUI, according to CBS Pittsburgh.

Boyd, one of the top receivers in the ACC, was reportedly pulled over on Route 885 in suburban Pittsburgh. According to the police report, the arresting officer “smelled the moderate odor of an alcoholic beverage” on Boyd. Boyd, 20, admitted to having “two shots.”

From CBS Pittsburgh:

According to police paperwork, the officer who pulled him over said he “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.

According to Josh Yohe, Boyd's blood alcohol content was below the legal limit of 0.08 and he passed field sobriety tests at the scene.

Multiple people close to Boyd have told me that his blood-alcohol level tested lower than the Pennsylvania legal limit of 0.08.

Boyd’s problem pertains to his age. He won’t turn 21 until November. Boyd told confidantes Saturday that the police officer who pulled him over told Boyd that, if he were 21 or older, he would have let him drive away.

According to multiple sources, Boyd passed field sobriety tests at the scene. However, he admitted to the police that he had consumed a small amount of alcohol, which compelled the police to drive him to a local hospital. Underage drivers may not possess a blood alcohol level of higher than .02. It isn’t known if Boyd’s exceeded that level.

“Tyler's situation is both serious and disappointing,” Pitt head 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.” 

As a sophomore in 2014, the 6-foot-2, 190-pound Boyd was third in the ACC in receptions (78), second in receiving yards (1,261) and tied for second in touchdown catches (8). As a true freshman in 2013, Boyd was third in the conference with 85 catches and 1,174 yards and had seven touchdown catches, sixth-best in the league.

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