Pitt football player charged with drug possession, resisting arrest


OAKLAND, Pa. - A University of Pittsburgh football player was arrested Friday night and charged with drug possession and resisting arrest.

According to the criminal complaint, officers approached sophomore Carl Fleming’s car while it was in the parking lot of the One Stop Mini-Mart in Oakland because it didn’t have visible registration.

The officers said they saw Fleming try to swallow a bag containing marijuana, the complaint said. Once the officers removed Fleming from the car, one of them hit him in the side of the face, forcing the bag out of his mouth, according to the complaint.

Authorities said after a brief struggle and attempt to flee, Fleming was handcuffed and taken to Allegheny County Jail.

Fleming has posted bond is awaiting a preliminary hearing.