Earlier, it was reported that Pitt wide receiver Tyler Boyd was being investigated for a potential DUI charge. On Tuesday, we learned that Boyd will be charged with DUI and will also face four other charges.
I was a little surprised that the PG and the Trib breakdowns on this didn't include the exact charges Boyd will face in addition to the DUI. Fortunately, USA Today has the scoop.
Boyd is also charged with underage drinking, careless driving, driving on the left side of the roadway and driving with alcohol in his system as a minor.
As a result, Boyd will have a preliminary hearing on August 5. What's it all mean? No one can say for sure, but if this drags on, it means we might not get a formal decision on a punishment from Pat Narduzzi for a little while.
None of us were there, so we can't speculate on the charges being trumped up, etc. I'm not going to sit here and say that something like careless driving isn't justified - we simply don't have any idea. But it seems pretty clear that Boyd isn't getting any breaks here. Not that he necessarily should, mind you - only that he's not. Careless driving and driving on the left side of the road seem a little like the same thing, no? I mean, is driving on the left side of the road ever not careless?
I still don't know that this will result in a big suspension. We're still lacking some details and won't be privy to everything that Narduzzi is. What I will say, though, is that a suspension seems probable now and one lasting more than one game at least seems possible.
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