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April 26, 2013Three Pitt players have been suspended from the football team after being detained by police Thursday night, head coach Paul Chryst announced Friday morning.
Junior defensive tackle Khaynin Mosley-Smith, redshirt junior tight end Drew Carswell, and redshirt junior safety Eric Williams were all suspended indefinitely, according to an official press release.
"We have strict and clear standards regarding these types of behaviors," Chryst said in a statement. "What has occurred with these three young men does not represent the standards of our program or university."
Mosley-Smith, Carswell, and Williams were detained by police Thursday night after a man was arrested at their residence for selling drugs to narcotics detectives. Multiple Pittsburgh news outlets reported police seized multiple bags of heroin and other drug paraphernalia in the arrest of Darnell Reed-Young.
Sources have told Panther-Lair.com that the three Pitt players were not involved in the drug sales or the events that led to the arrest. None of the three players was arrested Thursday night; instead, they were detained for possession and use of drug paraphernalia, and police will mail arrest summons to them at a later date.
Carswell started seven games over the last two seasons and caught 26 passes for 303 yards and three touchdowns. He was expected to line up at a hybrid H-back/tight end position next to starting tight end J.P. Holtz this season. Mosley-Smith played all 26 games the last two years and worked at second-team nose tackle in spring camp. And Williams was moved to safety this spring after starting at strong-side linebacker in 2012.