Okay, this seems to be a procedural snafu, but it put a scare into me when I saw the headline screaming of failing to appear for a hearing.
Two men who were members of the University of Pittsburgh football team when police said they were caught with drug paraphernalia failed to appear in court for their preliminary hearings this morning.
One of them, Khanyin Mosley-Smith, 21, came to city court later this afternoon with a letter confirming that he had performed community service and will have his charge dismissed, according to Mike Manko, a spokesman for the Allegheny County district attorney’s office.
The other, Eric Williams, 20, did not show and was held for trial in Common Pleas Court, Mr. Manko said.
So missing the hearing, not a big deal since the matter was all resolved. No real harm or foul there.
Whether he gets back on the squad this year — or next — is still an open question. He is still suspended indefinitely.