Tuesdays are a bad day right now. The schedule has me away from a computer from the time I take the kids to school until sometime after I get the kids to bed.
Seems I missed a few things.
The unsurprising first. A couple players dismissed from the team in light of recent activities at their apartment.
Juniors Drew Carswell and Eric Williams are now gone from the team. The third player suspended in the incident, Khaynin Mosley-Smith, remains suspended indefinitely.
“We have strict and clear standards regarding these types of behaviors,” Chryst said in a statement released on Friday afternoon. “What has occurred with these three young men does not represent the standards of our program or university.”
I don’t know why Mosley-Smith was not dismissed from the team. It doesn’t mean he won’t be, but his status may be a little more gray. I have a speculation, but I don’t know if it is so.
When the police were ready to move in with their search warrant, Mosley-Smith was leaving the place.
Police obtained a search warrant for the house, and as they prepared to enter, a man identified as Khaynin Mosley-Smith, 21, left the house.
Mosley-Smith, a member of the Pitt football team, told police that he lived there.
When police searched the home early Friday, they found drug packaging material and paraphernalia. Also inside were Pitt players Eric Williams, 20, and Andrew Carswell, 21. Police found a digital scale with white residue in Carswell’s bedroom.
It is hard to believe he didn’t know who Reed-Young was and what he did. But, it could very well be that he wanted nothing to do with the activities of the drug dealer Carswell brought to their place. Which would explain why he was leaving the place after 1 am on a Thrusday night/Friday morning. Or at least it’s possible.
So his situation is still unclear. My guess is, Chryst and the Pitt administration are trying to determine whether suspension or dismissal would be best in his case.
That was not the case with Williams and (especially) Carswell. They were inside with the dealer. They were apparently cool with him setting up shop in their place.
But, wait. There’s more.
Freshman quarterback Tra’von Chapman faces a pretrial hearing May 28 in Portage County, Ohio, on misdemeanor assault and unlawful restraint charges, according to court records.
Kent police say Chapman, 18, pulled the hair of a female and grabbed her around the neck Friday night, “leaving marks,” a criminal complaint states.
Chapman pleaded not guilty Tuesday at an arraignment in municipal court in Kent. His father, Thad Jemison, posted $1,150 bond, and Tra’von Chapman was released. A condition of his bond is that he have no contact with the alleged victim.
Chapman has been — to no one’s surprise — suspended indefinitely. The alleged assault took place at his home in Kent.
What a frickin’ unbelievable time. I’m not to the point where I’m under a table clutching a bottle of bourbon. But the bottle is on the table talking to me.
Pitt is finally getting to stability at the conference level. The revenues from media contracts are about to jump tremendously. And yet, it feels like complete chaos.