It appears that there may be either a disciplinary or a character issue with the players on the University of Oregon's football team. Apparently, sometime on Tuesday, LaMichael James, a 20 year old, who was a freshman this past season who was the Pac-10 Freshman of the Year was arrested on domestic violence charges.
James was arrested and charged with: 4th degree assault, menacing and strangulation under Oregon's Abuse Prevention act. As of early Wednesday morning, he was still in jail.
The story from Registerguard.com RIGHT HERE
((LaMichael James is in trouble//Courtesy: LCSO/KMTR.com))
James adds to the criminal role for the Crima-Ducks. Kicker Rob Beard was charged with assault having to do with a fight back in January where he was injured and hospitalized. He had apparently assaulted a woman in the fight. In January, the Crima-Ducks was let go from the team after he was charged with misdemeanor assault in retaliation for Beard's fight.
The list of incidents makes one question the type of player being recruited in Eugene. Though we fully realize that a school will often take on kids that need some care to be successful, this run starts raising a few eyebrows. It seems as though a string of incidents such as this often lead to bigger problems within a program...let's hope that doesn't happen this time.
Here is some video of the aforementioned Mr. James playing football...it remains to be seen if that will still be the case. Thanks You Tube:
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