Pittsburgh Panthers head coach Pat Narduzzi told reporters that no decision has been made regarding the future of suspended wide receiver Tyler Boyd. ESPN’s Andrea Adelson reported the story.
Pat Narduzzi said Tyler Boyd was suspended from team activities for about a month after DUI arrest. No decision yet on further discipline.
— Andrea Adelson (@aadelsonESPN) July 21, 2015
Narduzzi revealed that Boyd was suspended for “about a month” after being arrested for DUI in June. With the season just around the corner, one would think that given how important a player is in the Panthers’ offense, a decision would have been made by now.
In two years with Pitt, Boyd has 163 receptions for 2,435 yards and 15 touchdowns. Boyd also has 171 rush yards and a touchdown on 23 carries, plus a total of 1,098 return yards and a touchdown.
But it should also be noted that this is Pitt’s first season under Narduzzi who, prior to accepting the job, was Michigan State’s defensive coordinator for years. Even though Boyd’s suspension time could soon be drawing to a close, perhaps Narduzzi is just a man who takes decisions like this slowly. There has been zero indication that Boyd will miss any further time, but a wait-and-see approach is definitely in effect at this point.
Campus Sports will update this story as more details become available.
Pitt opens 2015 at Heinz Field against the MVFC’s Youngstown State Penguins.
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