Pittsburgh suspends WR Tyler Boyd, DL Rori Blair for season opener

Monday August 3rd, 2015

Pitt junior wide receiver Tyler Boyd and sophomore defensive lineman Rori Blair have been suspended for the team's season opener, head coach Pat Narduzzi announced on Monday.

Both Boyd and Blair were arrested and charged with DUI over the off-season, resulting in their suspensions.

Blair was arrested in March and charged with driving under the influence of drugs in July. Boyd was arrested in June after taking a breathalyzer that tested positive for alcohol. Last month, he received probation for “nonviolent, first-time offenders for driving under the influence.”

Boyd is Pitt's leading returning receiver after catching 78 passes for 1,261 yards last season. He became the first-ever ACC player to top 1,000 yards receiving as both a freshman and sophomore.

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Blair recorded 14 tackles, including 5.5 for loss, in 12 games last season.

“In addition to their game suspensions, Tyler and Rori have been, and will continue to be, subject to internal discipline and accountability,” Narduzzi said. “The situations were very disappointing and both young men have expressed their regret. Our expectation is that each of them, as well as our entire team, will learn from their mistakes and be better for it moving forward.”

The two players will miss the Panthers' Sept. 5 opener against Youngstown State

- Molly Geary

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