According to Pittsburgh’s CBS affiliate KDKA, three Pitt players — linebacker Eric Williams (pictured, No. 49), tight end Andrew Carswell and defensive linemen Khanyin Moslesy-Smith – were detained for use or possession of drug paraphernalia as part of a Thursday night drug bust in which a SWAT team was used.
From the story:
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.
The report states that the trio of Panther players were the ones pursued in that arrest. Other details surrounding the incident are still coming out.
A short time later on Friday afternoon, the three were suspended indefinitely by head coach Paul Chryst.
“We have strict and clear standards regarding these types of behaviors,” Chryst said in a statement. “What has occurred with these three young men does not represent the standards of our program or university.”
Williams finished fifth on the team in tackles last season with 52. He also had 4.5 tackles for loss, an interception and two fumble recoveries. Moslesy-Smith played more sparingly, recording just eight tackles. Carswell had 13 receptions for 163 yards and a pair of touchdowns in 10 games.