CHARLESTON, W.Va. (WSAZ) — Charleston Police say a college football player was cited Saturday night for having a gun at a high school sporting event.
West Virginia University football player Derrek Pitts was cited in the parking lot of George Washington High School. According to the WVU Athletics website, Pitts is a freshman safety from Dunbar, West Virginia. He attended South Charleston High School.
Pitts was trying to attend the George Washington vs. South Charleston basketball game.
Charleston police tell WSAZ Pitts was in the driver’s seat of a parked vehicle outside the school.
Police say Pitts admitted he had a gun. A search of the vehicle did not turn up any drugs or drug paraphernalia.
Police say they found a gun under the driver’s seat and confiscated it.
Pitts is 19-years-old, according to Charleston Police.
He was cited for carrying a concealed weapon under age 21 and was not allowed into the game.