DA withdraws charges against University of Pittsburgh football player

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Charges of possessing drug paraphernalia were withdrawn Thursday against a University of Pittsburgh football player who, along with two fellow athletes, had been found in the company of a suspected drug dealer.

Andrew Carswell, 21, performed community service in exchange for the withdrawal, said Mike Manko, spokesman for the Allegheny County district attorney's office.

Mr. Carswell has since been dismissed from the team.

Pittsburgh police sent summonses to Mr. Carswell, 20-year-old Eric Williams and 21-year-old Khaynin Mosley-Smith in April after police found them inside an Oakland home while trying to serve an arrest warrant for a man accused of selling heroin to undercover detectives.

"The officer told us ??? that while he thinks the three players knew what the fourth man was doing at the house, they were not involved in it and the charge of paraphernalia referred to items that were observed in the common area of the house," Mr. Manko previously said in an email.

Mr. Mosley-Smith and Mr. Williams completed similar community service to have their charges withdrawn. Mr. Williams was also dismissed from the team and Mr. Mosley-Smith is on indefinite suspension.

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