Charges against Bengals WR Tyler Boyd dismissed

Drug charges against Bengals wide receiver Tyler Boyd were dismissed in a preliminary hearing on Wednesday in Pittsburgh.

Boyd, 23, was charged with possessing a controlled substance and drug paraphernalia after his vehicle was wrecked in Pittsburgh in July. Both charges were dropped.

He was also charged with failing to notify police of an address change and operation of an unsafe vehicle. Those charges were reduced to traffic citations.

According to a report by WTAE in Pittsburgh, police were called to the scene of the crash around 3 a.m., but nobody was in the car when they arrived. When they searched the car, which was registered to Boyd, they found several bottles of alcohol and several vape pens that later tested positive for THC.

Boyd told reporters in October that he was not at the scene of the crash, nor was he driving the car. Boyd told police a friend was driving the car at the time. That friend later admitted to being the driver and received several charges in relation to the crash.

"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 said via his Twitter account on Oct. 5, 2017.

Boyd was previously charged with a DUI in 2015 when he was 20 and a student at the University of Pittsburgh. He received a year's probation as part of a program for first-time DUI offenders.

Boyd, a 2016 second-round pick for the Bengals, will enter his third NFL season this year with 76 career receptions for 828 yards and three touchdowns.