Three members of the University of Pittsburgh football team were picked up in an ongoing drug-buy investigation after a SWAT team was called to a house in Oakland, Pa. to arrest 22-year-old Darnell Reed-Young.
The SWAT team broke down the door about 10:30 Thursday night before police and undercover cops picked up the three Panthers players and 20 bags of heroin, a marijuana bong and a copper grinder inside the house, reported a CBS affiliate in Pittsburgh.
The three players were identified as 20-year-old linebacker Eric Williams, 21-year-old tight end Andrew Carswell and 21-year-old defensive lineman Khaynin Mosley-Smith. Reed -Young was not a member of the Pitt team.
Pitt head coach announced the players have been suspended form the team immediately.
“We have strict and clear standards regarding these types of behaviors,” Chryst said. “What has occurred with these three young men does not represent the standards of our program or university.”
Police said the three men were detained for use or possession of drug paraphernalia and would get an arrest summons in the mail.