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May 15, 2012

Not good. Not good at all Carl Krauser.

One of the leading scorers in University of Pittsburgh basketball history is facing multiple charges for attempting to run from a police drunken-driving checkpoint in Beaver Falls.

Carl Isaac Krauser, 30, of 1744 Watson Ave., New York City, was charged by Beaver Falls police with escape, carrying a loaded weapon, possession of a small amount of marijuana, possession of drug paraphernalia, public drunkenness and driving with a suspended license.

Playing at Pitt from 2002 through 2006, Krauser was the first player in program history to finish his career with 1,000 points, 500 assists and 500 rebounds.

Krauser was detained by police manning a drunken-driving checkpoint at 10:15 p.m. Friday on Seventh Avenue in Beaver Falls, according to the report.

As officers checked his license, Krauser stepped from his car and began to run, police said. He was located by police moments later in the Save-A-Lot parking lot, 400 Ninth Ave.

As he was being placed in a patrol car, a plastic bag containing marijuana fell from Krauser’s pant leg, police said. A second bag was found in a pants pocket.

As they prepared to tow Krauser’s car, police said they found a loaded gun under the front passenger seat.

A breath test showed Krauser’s blood-alcohol level was 0.067 percent, according to police.

That is a fail on just so many levels. One bad decision after another.

Very disappointing.

Comment by ECH 05.15.12 @ 8:53 am

Damn Bro, Not a good look at all

Comment by Yup 05.15.12 @ 8:54 am

Feel bad for the guy. Must be all the concussions he had. Isn’t that the reason the media gives for all former athletes going mad?

Comment by notrocketscience 05.15.12 @ 9:06 am


Let’s look on the bright side. Lamar Castille has proven it is possible to play really good ball in Greentree with an ankle bracelet.

Comment by Boubacar Aw 05.15.12 @ 9:11 am

All I want to know is — was he dribbling a basketball as he ran from the car?

I ask because every time I saw Carl Krauser he was pounding the ball into the ground.

I also assume the cops found him because the Save-a-Lot was on the right from Seventh Ave and they knew Krauser couldn’t go to his left?

Comment by hugh green 05.15.12 @ 9:27 am

Was it hard to cuff him while he was making his patented Brooklyn X with his arms?

Comment by silverfox 05.15.12 @ 9:34 am

Well played Hugh…

Comment by ECH 05.15.12 @ 9:35 am

After they read him his rights did the police ask he what he thinks about the FSU situation?

How dumb is it not to get rid of the reefer when you are running away?

Comment by Reed 05.15.12 @ 9:38 am

No, they didn’t ask him about FSU, but they did inquire to his thoughts on Tino!

Comment by Dan 05.15.12 @ 9:40 am

Hey we all know Carl holds on to it too long.

Comment by Boubacar aw 05.15.12 @ 9:41 am

He always held on to “The Rock” too long. He was caught with grass not crack…

Comment by ECH 05.15.12 @ 9:46 am

This all made me wonder if he ever finished his degree? If so, it was obviously not in criminal justice.
For that matter, how many of the Pitt football and basketball athletes that use up their eligibility do get their degrees? A discussion for another day perhaps.

Comment by notrocketscience 05.15.12 @ 9:47 am

Dickerson still trying to find a position…Buffalo Bills Notes:

Rookie minicamp over the weekend was a success for fullback Dorin Dickerson and safety Nick Saenz, both of whom signed free agent contracts, the team announced Monday. Buffalo also signed offensive tackle James Carmon, and released quarterback Aaron Corp and safety Ian Wild.

Dickerson, 6-foot-1 and 226 pounds, played college football at Pitt under Bills defensive coordinator Dave Wannstedt. He’s a former seventh-round draft choice of the Houston Texans in 2010, appearing in seven games predominantly on special teams. He’s also spent time on the practice squad for both New England and Pittsburgh.

Comment by notrocketscience 05.15.12 @ 10:12 am

What is Carl Krauser doing in in Beaver Falls?

Comment by PantherP 05.15.12 @ 10:58 am

Silver – I think it was the Bron”X”.

Comment by Boubacar Aw 05.15.12 @ 11:04 am

I know PantherP.

I grew up like 10 minutes from Beaver Falls and I avoid going to the place whenever possible. No clue why he’d be there!

Comment by Jimbo Covert's My Dad 05.15.12 @ 11:22 am

Good question, Panther P. Most ppl are trying to get OUT of Beaver Falls. Or if they’re lucky, they already did. I drove thru there around 2001, what a depressing little town. I’m not going to jump on Carl, that would be to easy, you know like kicking a dog when it’s down.

Let’s hope he gets a good lawyer and doesn’t get too severe a penalty(maybe first offense). He’s still only 30 after all, lot of life in front of him.

Comment by Emel 05.15.12 @ 11:25 am

The cops must have loved this, he blew below the legal limit, so what do they do…..they charge him with Public Drunkenness. Nice guys.

Revenue collectors anymore since all these little towns like Beaver Falls are in the red with debt.

Comment by Emel 05.15.12 @ 11:30 am

Oh i’m not condoning him running, unless the cops were wearing their local KKK garb mind you. 🙂

Comment by Emel 05.15.12 @ 11:36 am

Time to call Mr. DelGreco.

Comment by alcofan 05.15.12 @ 12:23 pm

Dorin dickerson shrinks an inch every year

Comment by Tony C 05.15.12 @ 12:24 pm

Emel–Yes, below the limit for alcohol but also had pot; so presumption is driving under influence of both, I suppose. Having a loaded gun in car also sadly suggests unpleasant possibilities as to where he may be headed in life.

Comment by pitt1972 05.15.12 @ 1:04 pm

Im feel sorry for him. He was one of my favorite all time players at Pitt! always had a smile!

Comment by Punxy Panther 05.15.12 @ 3:47 pm


Unless I read that wrong. He wasn’t charged with driving under the influence. He only blew below .07 which I believe is UNDER the legal limit. Unless they dropped it in again, I don’t live in PA.

As far as the loaded gun, although i don’t carry one, alot of ppl do. And I guess if I was traveling in drug circles in Beaver Falls & places like Aliquippa, I’d be packing too !

He didn’t pull it out or anything, so at least he didn’t go ape shit.

Comment by Emel 05.15.12 @ 4:01 pm

Oh boy, the media and sOME bloggers will have a field day with this item. Things have been slowing down for the self-righteous lately. Tisk-tisk, he had a gun in his car. In Columbus, Ohio that is SOP. Why here in the wild “mid=west” even the legislator have sanctioned carrying weapons to bars and restaurants. So far, churches are a no,no. I don’t condone Carl’s misbehavior,but the University of Pittsburgh did not put him up to it. Rev.George from Columbus

Comment by Rev. George Mehaffey 05.15.12 @ 4:33 pm



Comment by goalie44 05.15.12 @ 6:38 pm

If you blow 0.06 to 0.07999999(forever I guess) you can still be charged with a DUI, it’s up to the officer’s / DA’s discretion.

Also just possessing pot can’t get you charged with a DUI for it, they have to take a blood test and you have to have at least .5 nanograms in your blood. Or an officer trained in recognizing impairment from drugs can testify that you were intoxicated with the drug, but a very very small number of officers are certified to do that. Mostly state cops.

Comment by deepelemblues 05.17.12 @ 2:54 am

He wasn’t in Beaver Falls for a prayer group meeting to be sure.
This may just have saved his life.

Comment by SFPitt 05.18.12 @ 5:53 am

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