Bengals' WR Tyler Boyd denies involvement in car crash that led to drug charges

Posted at 4:09 PM, Oct 05, 2017

PITTSBURGH, Pa.  – Bengals wide receiver Tyler Boyd denies any involvement in the July car crash that led to two drug charges against him.

In a tweet Thursday, Boyd said: "Everybody chill out i wasn't present at the crash nor did i have anything to do with it period. It was just my car." Boyd later deleted the tweet.

Police said they found vape pens and a package marked cannabis in Boyd's crashed Mercedes-Benz, according to WPXI in Pittsburgh.

Boyd is charged with possession of THC and not being registered to have a controlled substance. THC or Tetrahydrocannabinol is the active chemical in marijuana that produces a high.

The Bengals issued this statement:

"We are aware of the media report and are working to gather more information."

Boyd, 22, is in his second year with the Bengals after starring at the University of Pittsburgh. He lives in Clairton, Pennsylvania, a suburb of Pittsburgh, according to

Police said they found a crashed black Mercedes-Benz registered to Boyd in Jefferson Hills, another Pittsburgh suburb, about 3 a.m. on July 12. No one was at the scene.

Police said the car was going fast, crossed the center line and hit a guardrail. The car also contained an open bottle of cognac and an unopened bottle of peach vodka.

Two days after the accident, Boyd went to police with his mother and reported that another man was driving and Boyd was not in the car when it crashed, according to the WPXI report.

Boyd was charged with DUI in 2015 while still in college, according to WPIX. He was allowed to enter a probation program for first-time offenders.

Boyd has been sent a summons and is due in court Nov. 15 in Allegheny County.

Another man faces numerous charges in relation to the car crash, according to the report.