West Virginia tight end Jovani Haskins was charged with three misdemeanors in a July incident, WV MetroNews reported on Thursday afternoon.
Haskins was charged with reckless driving, fleeing from a WVU police officer and driving on the left side of the road.
A criminal complaint alleges that, in the early morning of July 28, the Bergenfield, New Jersey, native was speeding and nearly struck a vehicle at the intersection of University Avenue and Campus Drive in Morgantown.
Haskins, 21, allegedly continued along at a high rate of speed — despite activated emergency lights from a WVU Police Department patrol car — before pulling into the parking area at Metro Towers, emerging from the vehicle and running away.
“We are aware of the situation, and it will be handled appropriately and in accordance with West Virginia University’s policies and procedures surrounding student conduct,” WVU head coach Neal Brown said in a team release.
Haskins was arraigned in Monongalia County Magistrate Court on Aug. 2.
According to the most recent team depth chart — released on July 15 — Haskins is expected to be the team’s starting tight end this season.
Last season, Haskins saw playing time in 12 games, scoring one touchdown on 16 receptions for 148 total yards.