Just when you thought it was safe to go out, all hell breaks loose in Eugene.
Oregon's Chip Kelly emerged from hiding Friday and addressed a dizzying string of legal issues involving his players.
"We're always going to do things the right way, and if a player doesn't live up to the standards we have for the football program, then they're not going to be here," Kelly said. "But I'm also not going to follow our kids around every Friday or Saturday night so I can see what happened to them."
Fourteen hours later, linebacker Kiko Alonso was cited for driving while intoxicated. He also was driving without insurance.
Alonso's arrest prompted university president Richard Lariviere to enter the fray.
"The University of Oregon has clear expectations of how its student athletes are to behave both on and off the field of play. Lately, several of our athletes have fallen far short of these standards. This is simply unacceptable," Lariviere said in a statement issued late Saturday.
Within hours, receiver Jamere Holland, who was ruled academically ineligible for the Rose Bowl, logged on to his Facebook account and posted an obscene rant about Alonso's arrest, which was picked up by Sports By Brooks:
how the f–k you kick kinko off the team,,, on some weak sh–, niggas always faded he slipped up but ive been slippn up, and I’m still here, that sh– weak buff cuh could have done damage for the ducks, that sh– is weak, weak ass f–k, quote me
Later he posted this:
chilln thinking of another status to f— with the readers heads, I wish I could block whites as friends and only have blacks LOL, cause apparently I’m misunderstood
By Sunday afternoon, Holland was kicked off the team. Alonso was still with the squad.
Holland issued a clarification early Monday on his Facebook wall, which was set to public.
for the record I'm not a racist..
More nasty news could be ahead for the Ducks. Sports By Brooks reported last week that a grand jury was reviewing evidence in a theft case last month at an Oregon fraternity. Quarterback Jeremiah Masoli was allegedly named in the police report.
Thanks to Image of Sport.