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

Colt Lyerla asks judge for permission to train in Las Vegas


According to a report by Mike Huguenin of College Football 24/7, former Oregon tight end Colt Lyerla has asked a judge in Oregon to allow him to move to Las Vegas to train for the NFL Draft.  Lyerla had been arrested for cocaine possession in October not long after he decided to leave the Ducks football program and declare for the NFL Draft, signing with an agent.

As a condition of his release, Lyerla was not permitted to leave the state of Oregon.  Lyerla’s lawyer submitted court documents arguing that he needs to be able to move to Las Vegas to train for the NFL as no program of that caliber exists in Oregon.  His lawyer went as far as saying  it would be impossible “to advance his professional sports career plan without participation in this unique training program.”

Coming into the season, Lyerla was regarded as one of the most talented tight ends in the country and might have warranted an early selection in the NFL Draft, but this issue along with others upon further investigation are going to make teams have significant questions as to when or even if they will be able to take a risk on the talented tight end.

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