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Football player faces drug charges in Pennsylvania

A player with the National Football League is facing serious charges in relation to an accident that occurred back in July. The wide receiver for the Bengals claims he was uninvolved in the accident that totaled his vehicle in Pennsylvania. So far, no court date has been announced, but the man is facing drug charges for substances allegedly found in the vehicle. 

Court records shared by Pittsburgh-based media show officers found an abandoned vehicle that had clearly crashed on July 12. Officers searched the vehicle and allegedly found an unopened bottle of vodka, as well as two vape pens containing an unknown brown liquid. Further testing of the liquid turned up THC, which is the active ingredient in marijuana-based products. 

When presented with the criminal complaint, the football player allegedly told police the pens belonged to him. He now faces charges of unregistered possession of THC. Another man who was apparently involved in the accident also faces considerable charges, according to police. The player posted to Twitter on the afternoon of Oct. 5 that he had nothing to do with the accident, and that it was simply his car that was involved. Police have not released an official statement with regard to the tweet. 

It may be difficult for Pennsylvania prosecutors to find a way to prove the football player's guilt, depending on the outcome of the investigation. In order to secure a conviction on the drug charges, they will have to prove that not only was the car his, but that the alleged drugs recovered from the vehicle also belonged to the player. It remains to be seen if his alleged confession will hold up in court. In the meantime, his criminal defense team will carefully examine the evidence in order to prepare a vigorous defense in advance of his court appearance. 

Source: profootballtalk.nbcsports.com, "Tyler Boyd facing drug charges in Pennsylvania", Josh Alper, Oct. 10, 2017

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