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Bengals WR Tyler Boyd cleared, has drug charges dropped

This follows a July 2017 single-car crash involving Boyd’s car.

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Misdemeanor drug charges against Cincinnati Bengals wide receiver Tyler Boyd were dropped on Wednesday by a Pennsylvania judge.

The charges stemmed from a July 12, 2017 car crash involving Boyd’s car in Jefferson Hills, Pennsylvania. Boyd was not found at the scene and had claimed he was not involved in the incident, but that someone else was driving his car when it was involved in a single-car crash.

Inside the car, police found an open bottle of cognac, an unopened bottle of peach vodka, vape pens and vape cartridges with distilled marijuana in them, per Trib Live.

“Mr. Ford, who is the other person who was driving the vehicle, acknowledged that the entire incident was his doing and the items in the car were his,” said Ken Haber, Boyd’s attorney, via CBS Pittsburgh. “I believe he was alone in the car that evening.”

This is good news for Boyd and the Bengals as the wide receiver’s name has been cleared and he can now move on with his life — and football life. The Bengals are relying on Boyd to continue the progress seen from him at the end of the 2017 season, such as his game-winning touchdown against the Baltimore Ravens. Boyd will be a third-year player for the Bengals in 2018.