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Report: Oregon WR Huff arrested on DUI charges

Posted on: March 5, 2012 12:17 pm
 

Posted by Jerry Hinnen

Unfortunately for Chip Kelly and Oregon, traffic-related arrests are nothing new for Ducks. And thanks to wide receiver Josh Huff, they're going to remain nothing new for a little while longer.

The Eugene Register-Guard reported that Huff was arrested by Eugene police in the early hours of Saturday morning and charged with driving under the influence, as well as driving without a license and speeding. A police spokeswoman said Huff was pulled over at 1:22 a.m. after being spotted speeding in Eugene. Huff was taken to Lane County Jail and released to an acquaintance after completing sobriety tests.

An Oregon spokesperson said the Ducks were aware of the incident but would have no further comment or disciplinary action at this time.

Huff, a rising junior, is the Ducks' leading returning receiver at the wideout position, having caught 31 passes a year ago for 431 yards. Huff has also returned kickoffs and had more than 200 yards rushing as a freshman in 2010. Though Kelly is -- as always -- somewhat spoiled for choice when it comes to offensive playmakers, the departures of LaMichael James, Darron Thomas and Lavasier Tuinei means that Huff should nonetheless play a much more prominent role in the offense in 2012 than he did a year ago; any absence via suspension would likely have a noticeable impact, despite the presence of De'Anthony Thomas.

Complicating matters is that Huff's arrest will do nothing for his program's continuing image as one rife with discipline issues and petty lawlessness. Even if the charges stick, Huff's punishment isn't likely to be too stiff--but Oregon's history might make it stiffer than it would be elsewhere, and that punishment in turn could have serious on-field ramifications. It's safe to say Kelly has had better weekends.

Of course, Kelly also has bigger things to worry about right this second. For columnist Gregg Doyel's take on the Ducks' impending NCAA violations case, click here.

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Comments

Since: Feb 3, 2011
Posted on: March 5, 2012 10:57 pm
 

Report: Oregon WR Huff arrested on DUI charges

If Oregon had "numerous" scouting materials, why did Chip call Willy nearly a year later and ask him to send "anything" he had in the way of scouting material?
Prove that this phone call took place. You can't.
And BTW, the NCAA has NOT cleared Oregon of anything, the investigation is ongoing (Oregon has already spent over $100K in attorney fees).
And BTW, the NCAA has NOT charged Oregon of anything, the investigation is ongoing (anyone who is investigated for anything will hire an attorney or use the attorney they have on staff).

Any other junior detective work you'd like to share? Your mentor, Douchebag Doyel, must be proud.



Since: Feb 3, 2011
Posted on: March 5, 2012 10:42 pm
 

Report: Oregon WR Huff arrested on DUI charges

SoCal is soooooo annoying. Everyone looks like Ken and Barbie dolls and just sits in traffic jams and breathes smog.



Since: Feb 3, 2011
Posted on: March 5, 2012 10:39 pm
 

Report: Oregon WR Huff arrested on DUI charges

watupnow:

Who cares and who cares?

Just another stupid hater. Jealous that your team will never play for anything meaningful?



Since: Feb 23, 2010
Posted on: March 5, 2012 10:37 pm
 

Report: Oregon WR Huff arrested on DUI charges

Eugene is soooo boring.  Evereyone drinks and smokes pot.  Nothing new here.



Since: Dec 10, 2009
Posted on: March 5, 2012 10:28 pm
 

Report: Oregon WR Huff arrested on DUI charges

lee3022:

If Oregon had "numerous" scouting materials, why did Chip call Willy nearly a year later and ask him to send "anything" he had in the way of scouting material?

And BTW, the NCAA has NOT cleared Oregon of anything, the investigation is ongoing (Oregon has already spent over $100K in attorney fees).



Since: Sep 26, 2009
Posted on: March 5, 2012 10:15 pm
 

Report: Oregon WR Huff arrested on DUI charges

Funny, a UNC fan complaining about other teams.  Fake Swahilie classes, tutors taking their tests, bling, agents on the coaching staff.  That's the pot calling the kettle black.  Way to go UNC. 



Since: Sep 26, 2009
Posted on: March 5, 2012 10:14 pm
 

Report: Oregon WR Huff arrested on DUI charges

Too bad the kid doesn't play for Carolina, they would be able to get him off plus a few thousand in bling for his trouble. 



Since: Feb 3, 2011
Posted on: March 5, 2012 9:51 pm
 

Report: Oregon WR Huff arrested on DUI charges

It was one player stealing one laptop and it was over 2 years ago - way to get your facts straight and stay current.

If by staggering pace you mean one every once in a while, then you are correct.

Show me proof that Kelly was "writing a check for players to come play for him". You can't because there isn't any.

You are a douchebag just like Doyel and all of the other "holier-than-thou" haters.



Since: Oct 2, 2009
Posted on: March 5, 2012 8:40 pm
 

Report: Oregon WR Huff arrested on DUI charges

Players stealing laptops from fellow students, players coming across the police blotter at a staggering pace, the head coach writing a check for players to come play for him, a DUI charge is nothing new for oregon



Since: Feb 3, 2011
Posted on: March 5, 2012 7:09 pm
 

Report: Oregon WR Huff arrested on DUI charges

By comparison, Urban Meyer had over 30 of his players arrested (which doesn't include "incidents" or "situations") during his brief tenure at Florida.

The punishment: 66 minutes of playing time against Western Carolina.

Funny, I don't remember hearing anything about the Florida program being "rife with descipline issues and petty lawlessness."

All I remember hearing about is how great Tim Tebow is and how Urban Meyer is a "genius" and one of the all-time great college football coaches.

Listen, CBS, we all know you're in bed with the SEC. You have a nice, juicy contract with them. But please at least give the appearance of having SOME integrity instead of your blatant, outright bias. As far as NCAA infractions and player arrests / incidents go, Oregon is way down the list compared to most top college football programs (your beloved SEC conference is at the top of the list).

If this is going to be front page news with a 6 paragraph story behind it, then you need to report EVERY such incident from EVERY top 25 college football team. You know that you can't and won't because there wouldn't be any room left for anything else.


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