Jan. 3, 2013; Glendale, AZ, USA: Oregon Ducks tight end Colt Lyerla (15) runs the ball in the second quarter against the Kansas State Wildcats during the 2013 Fiesta Bowl at University of Phoenix Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Mark J. Rebilas-USA TODAY Sports

Former Oregon Ducks TE Colt Lyerla opts out of drug treatment


Former Oregon Ducks’ tight end Colt Lyerla continues to make baffling decisions.

First, Lyerla got into a public argument with his head coach, Mark Helfrich after he missed Oregon’s victory over the Tennessee Volunteers with what he called an “illness.”

Afterwards, the two reportedly worked things out, but Lyerla decided to leave the Oregon program to pursue a career in the NFL.

Next, on Wednesday, October 23, Lyerla was arrested for cocaine possession just a week after signing with an agent to presumably begin fixing his image and train for the NFL combine in in the spring.

On Wednesday, Lyerla was given the choice to enter a drug treatment program through the Lane County Drug Court. Now, he could face felony drug charges because of the cocaine arrest, according to Andrew Greif of The Oregonian.

Lyerla had another charge of interfering with an officer, but the charge was dropped because Lyerla originally agreed to enter the program.

Lyerla will next appear in court on December 5.

 

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