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Bengals WR Tyler Boyd and his attorney release statement on criminal charges

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Tyler Boyd has responded to the criminal charges he’s facing as the result of a July car crash.

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On Thursday, it was revealed that Tyler Boyd is facing drug charges following a July car crash near his home in Jefferson Hills, Pennsylvania.

Boyd was charged with possession of THC and not being registered to have a controlled substance after police searched a car registered to him after the crash. Boyd quickly took to Twitter to claim he was not involved with the crash, and that someone else had borrowed his vehicle, causing the wreck. He later deleted the Tweet:

On Friday, Boyd released a statement about the incident via the Cincinnati Enquirer:

"I'm just waiting on more time to get more information," Boyd said. "Then I'll have time to speak upon it. I'm trying to handle it the best way possible before I say anything and trying to get more information that way, talk more with my attorney, then I'll give a statement. Until then I'm just trying to wait."

Boyd's attorney also released a statement on Friday:

"I want to be clear that there is no allegation that Tyler was in any way driving this vehicle. He had lent it to a friend for a very specific purpose and while that friend has a car, he wrecked the car. Tyler was not in the car, around the car or with this individual when the accident occurred. I want to make that clear."

A 2016 second-round draft pick by the Bengals, Boyd played in every game as a rookie. This season, he was declared a healthy scratch for the Bengals' Week 2 matchup against the Houston Texans. He has played in the other three games.

What makes this situation ever murkier is Boyd was charged with a DUI in 2015 when he was a star receiver for the Pittsburgh Panthers. He received a year's probation as part of a program for first-time DUI offenders.

We will keep you posted as more details on this story come out.