Chryst Announces Suspensions

Three Pitt football players detained in a drug bust on Thursday night. Friday afternoon, head coach Paul Chryst suspended all three players indefinitely.

Once again, Paul Chryst is forced to take disciplinary action with some of his players.

According to police reports, SWAT team members were called to a home in PIttsburgh's Oakland neighborhood as part of a narcotics investigation.

Police arrested Darnell Reed-Young at the house on the 3300 block of Juliet Street in Oakland. Reed-Young is not a member of the football team.

All three are juniors--safety Eric Williams, tight end Drew Carswell and defensive lineman Khaynin Mosley-Smith.

Reed-Young was arrested, after police seized 20 bags of heroin and several pieces of drug paraphernalia.

The three players were not arrested in the incident, but were detained for use or possession. Also according to the report, they will receive a summons for an arrest in the mail.

"We have strict and clear standards regarding these types of behaviors," Chryst said in a statement released on Friday afternoon. "What has occurred with these three young men does not represent the standards of our program or university."

Carswell saw significant action at tight end last year, playing in 10 games and starting four. He finished with 13 catches for 163 yards and a touchdown. Based on how the offense uses its tight ends, he was expected to play a significant role in 2013. However, with J.P. Holtz returning, and a couple of key additions in Manasseh Garner and Scott Orndoff, this suspension at the very least opens the door for Garner and Orndoff to play a bigger role.

Mosley-Smith has played in all 26 games of his career, and also made one start in 2012. While starters Aaron Donald and Tyrone Ezell return at defensive tackle, Mosley-Smith was competing with sophomore Darryl Render for the top reserve spot at defensive tackle. Freshman Tyrique Jarrett enrolled early to be here for the spring.

Williams just completed his first year as a starting outside linebacker. He was moved to safety for the spring, and was in line to start alongside all-conference safety Jason Hendricks. Williams played in all 13 games, starting 11 in 2012.


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