Drug charges dismissed against Bengals player

Cincinnati Bengals wide receiver Tyler Boyd (83) reacts as he scores the winning touchdown as Baltimore Ravens cornerback Brandon Carr (24) lies on the ground during the second half of an NFL football game in Baltimore, Sunday, Dec 31, 2017. The Bengals defeated the Ravens 31-27. (AP Photo/Nick Wass)

CINCINNATI (WKRC) - Bengals wide receiver Tyler Boyd had drug charges dismissed on Wednesday during a preliminary hearing in Pittsburgh, according to the Pittsburgh-based website Trib-Live.com.

Boyd was facing the drug charges following a car crash in July of 2017 in a suburb of Pittsburgh, but his attorney said at the time that Boyd had lent the car to a friend, who apparently crashed it.

Police arrived on the scene of the crash about 3 a.m. and found no one inside the car, which was registered to Boyd. Investigators said the vehicle crossed the center line and then smashed into the guardrail on the opposite side of the road.

Police found an open bottle of cognac, an unopened bottle of peach vodka, vape pens and vape cartridges with distilled marijuana inside.

Boyd grew up in the Pittsburgh suburb of Clairton and attended the University of Pittsburgh.

After a solid rookie season in 2016 Boyd struggled with his performance and suffered an injury that caused him to miss some games in 2017, but scored the game-winning touchdown in the season-finale at Baltimore.

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