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NFL player, former Clairton, Pitt star Boyd facing drug charges after crash

Channel 11 has learned Clairton native and current Cincinnati Bengals player Tyler Boyd now faces two drug charges after a car crash in July.

Boyd was also a star player at the University of Pittsburgh. He has been sent a summons and is due in court next month in Allegheny County. Police say on July 12 around 3 a.m., they were called to a car crash on State Route 837 near Valley Hotel in Jefferson Hills.

A black Mercedes-Benz had crashed into a guardrail there. Police say the car was driving fast and crossed the center line, hitting the guardrail.

However, when police arrived, no one was in the car.


They found out it was registered to Tyler Boyd. Inside police say they found an open bottle of cognac and an unopened bottle of peach Vodka. They also found vape pens with packaging saying the ingredients included distilled cannabis.


On Thursday, Boyd was charged with possession of THC and not being registered to have a controlled substance. Another man faces numerous charges in relation to the car crash.

The Bengals released a statement, saying, “We are aware of the media report and are working to gather more information.”

Channel 11’s Catherine Varnum has learned Boyd went to police two days later with his mother and told them the other man was driving the car, and he was not in it at the time of the crash.