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Tyler Boyd waives right to preliminary hearing

Ray Carlin-USA TODAY Sports

A little bit of news on Tyler Boyd's charges came out this week. Courtesy of the PG:

University of Pittsburgh wide receiver Tyler Boyd waived his right to a preliminary hearing this morning on charges that he drove under the influence in Jefferson Hills earlier this month.

The reason? The fact that the preliminary date was so close to training camp appears to be part of it, as mentioned by the Trib:

The preliminary hearing before Jefferson Hills District Judge Guy Reschenthaler was scheduled for Aug. 5 — four days before Pitt opens training camp — but Konieczka requested it be scheduled sooner.

Boyd is also apparently going to try to get into a first-time program in the hopes of clearing his record:

Konieczka said he expects Boyd to be put into an Accelerated Rehabilitative Disposition program for first-time offenders.

"If he is eligible and enters the ARD program and successfully completes it, his record would be expunged," Konieczka said.

If you're a Pitt fan, this is something you're probably glad to see. An earlier punishment, whatever it may be, benefits Boyd and the team. He can get back onto the field faster and get on with his life.

Keep in mind, of course, that that is only going to be in regard to any legal trouble he might face. He'll almost certainly face some sort of punishment from Pat Narduzzi and the football program, regardless of whatever deal might be struck to avoid more legal issues.

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