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Three Pitt players suspended after reportedly being detained in drug bust

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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.

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5 Responses to “Three Pitt players suspended after reportedly being detained in drug bust”
  1. scalpemseminoles says: Apr 26, 2013 5:46 PM

    pitt is just GRIMEY

  2. pastabelly says: Apr 26, 2013 5:52 PM

    Nice way to ruin a great week for the ACC.

  3. borophyll says: Apr 27, 2013 7:47 PM

    What is a copper grinder used for in the drug world?

  4. fahmundamahbalsaq says: Apr 28, 2013 3:27 AM

    A grinder is great for breaking up weed for a perfect fatty.

  5. eidolon21 says: Apr 28, 2013 10:39 AM

    Pitt will use the “Visiting Judge” approach they used to get Jabaal Sheard off after he almost killed a guy in Pittsburgh. At the hearing for these guys a Visiting Judge who just happens to be a Pitt Alumnus will hear the case and dismiss it. Pitt has used this for years back as far as Johnny Majors to keep football and basketball players out of jail.

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