Paris Ford and Tyler Sear — first-year students on the Pitt football team — were charged with disorderly conduct after a fight in Sutherland Hall, according to Pitt police.
The fight, first reported by the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, occurred Oct. 17 at around 10 p.m. According to a criminal complaint obtained by the Post-Gazette, the two players “engaged in fighting behavior” with each other and the altercation required police response.
According to a tweet from Ford, the fight leading to their charges happened as the two were playing Madden, a football video game.
Pitt athletics spokesperson E.J. Borghetti said the situation was addressed immediately and the program has taken “appropriate disciplinary actions.”
Sear, a tight end from New Castle, has a single reception so far this season, which came against Youngstown State. Ford — a Pittsburgh native rated the No. 5 safety in the 2017 recruiting class by Rivals — hasn’t played this season yet, indicating he will likely redshirt his first year at Pitt.