May 11, 2009

Pitt’s Baldwin facing misdemeanor charge

University of Pittsburgh wide receiver Jonathan Baldwin is facing a misdemeanor indecent assault over an incident involving a female student, police say.

Police filed the misdemeanor charge against the university football player along with a summary harassment and a summary disorderly conduct charge in connection with an alleged April 19 incident on a campus shuttle bus, the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette said Sunday.

Specific details regarding the incident were not reported and university athletic department spokesman E.J. Borghetti declined to comment on the matter.

A May 27 date has been set for a preliminary hearing for Baldwin, who caught 18 passes for 404 yards during his freshman year last season. Three of those receptions went for touchdowns.

The Post-Gazette said Baldwin's brush with the law comes after fellow Pitt receiver T.J. Porter was dismissed from the football team following a Feb. 22 arrest. Porter was accused of driving under the influence in the February incident, the second time he has faced such charges during the past year.