It’s no secret that college athletes often find themselves in trouble, but Pittsburgh Panthers defensive lineman Rori Blair just raised the bar in that department.
As was reported by Liz Navratil of the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, Blair was charged with DUI in March after being stopped for driving 117 mph in a 55 mph zone. The officer who stopped him “detected a strong odor of marijuana emitting from his breath and about his person as he spoke along with blood shot glassy eyes.”
As a result, Blair was charged with DUI, driving at an unsafe speed and other violations, via summons.
Pitt has yet to comment on Blair’s charges, but to be under the influence of drugs and driving in the triple-digits in a zone where the speed limit is 55 is just plain stupid, not to mention dangerous. One would think that Blair would take such things more seriously after suffering a stroke in high school and coming all the way back from it to land a roster spot on a Division I college football team. Apparently, that isn’t the case.
Blair appeared in 12 games last season and only had 14 tackles, but 5.5 of those were for a loss and he also had five sacks, so he definitely has a bright future at Pitt if he can avoid a suspension along with staying out of trouble.
Campus Sports will update Blair’s story as it develops.
Pitt opens 2015 at home against Youngstown State on September 5.
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