September 22, 2012; Eugene, OR, USA; Oregon Ducks tight end Colt Lyerla (15) runs the ball against the Arizona Wildcats at Autzen Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Scott Olmos-USA TODAY Sports

Former Oregon TE Colt Lyerla seeking drug court treatment

According to a report today from the Oregonian, embattled former Oregon Ducks tight end Colt Lyerla will know Wednesday morning whether or not he will be admitted to a court drug program in Lane County.

Back on Oct. 23, Lyerla was arrested on some very serious charges of cocaine possession and interfering with an officer, although that latter charge has since been dropped with Lyerla’s willingness to apply for the drug treatment program.

Should he be accepted into the program, as further stated in the report, there will be a two-week trial period before they can make a decision on whether or not his stay in the program is final. He’ll also have to make weekly payments toward the treatment.

Professionally speaking, this is a huge step in showing NFL teams that he is trying to get his life together, as he is eligible for the 2014 NFL Draft. His stock had taken a hit previously when he decided to just up and leave the Ducks earlier this season, and NFL executives all but quit on him after his arrest on these charges. Showing that he’s committed to making progress can go a long way come April.

But, personally, this is the best thing for him in the end. All NFL thoughts have to take a back seat for now.

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