Colt Lyerla’s request to relocate to Las Vegas has been denied by the court.
— Andrew Greif (@AndrewGreif) December 17, 2013
Former Oregon tight end Coly Lyerla has his request to move to Las Vegas to train for the NFL Draft denied by the judge overseeing his case. Lyerla is currently prohibited from leaving the state of Oregon in connection to an arrest in October alleging cocaine possession shortly after his decision to leave the football program and university altogether.
Lyerla’s lawyer had submitted that Lyerla would be adversely affected in his ability to train for the NFL Draft if he were unable to move to Las Vegas; that no place in Oregon had the capacity to train him. The judge did not agree and Lyerla will have to make due where he is right now.
Going into the season, Lyerla was regarded as one of the most talented tight ends in the country, but he left the program and there are numerous off field questions that start with this arrest and go from there. Someone will certainly give Lyerla a shot, but the question is when and where.