Bengals Receiver Tyler Boyd Charged With Drug Possession


A report surfaced Thursday that Boyd was facing several traffic and drug-related charges as the result of a July vehicle crash in Pennsylvania, but the Bengals receiver has taken to Twitter to set the record straight.

Boyd, 22, who starred at the University of Pittsburgh after a stellar career at suburban Clairton High School, lent his auto to a friend who crashed it about 3 a.m. on July 12, Jefferson Hills police said in a criminal complaint filed Wednesday. After arriving, the police say the auto was vacant. They also found vape pens with packaging saying the ingredients included distilled cannabis.

Police said after the crash, they tried to find Boyd at his address and he could not be found.

Boyd reportedly told police two days after the wreck someone else was driving his auto and he was not in the vehicle at the time of the accident.

Boyd has been charged with possession of THC and not being registered to have a controlled substance, according to a police report obtained by Pittsburgh television station WPXI.

He then admitted that one of the vape pens, which tested positive for THC, was his and the other belonged to the man he says was driving.

Boyd told police he let another man, Armani Ford, drive the vehicle and said he was in Pittsburgh's Shadyside neighborhood at the time of the crash, police said.

Boyd is due in court next month to face the charges.

Ford is also facing numerous charges in connection with the crash.

The Bengals said in a statement they are aware of the media report and are gathering more information.