Masoli “Kicked Off” Oregon Team Following Arrest

The official Twitter.com account of Univ. of Oregon football posted a message Wednesday reporting that Jeremiah Masoli has been kicked off the Ducks football team.

Masoli Dismissed From Oregon Football Team

QB Jeremiah Masoli has been dismissed from the Oregon Football program effective immediately.

Oregon Football Coach Chip Kelly said of his decision:

“I had a plan in place for him to follow and if he didn’t follow it, he was gone. He didn’t follow it, so he’s gone.”

“There was no guarantee he was going to be back for the 2010 season.”

A possible replacement for Masoli at quarterback for the Ducks in sophomore Darron Thomas. George Schroeder of the EUGENE REGISTER-GUARD reports today that Thomas was with Masoli when the police incident took place: “Quarterback Darron Thomas was a passenger, but was not cited.”

Kelly told Schroeder that Thomas will not be punished: “Darron wasn’t charged with anything.

Jack Moran of the EUGENE REGISTER-GUARD reported earlier today on more possible legal trouble for Masoli.

Suspended University of Oregon quarterback Jeremiah Masoli is again in trouble with the law after a Springfield police officer stopped his vehicle and cited him Monday night on charges of possessing less than one ounce of marijuana, driving with a suspended license and failure to stop at a driveway or a sidewalk.

Masoli is scheduled to appear in Springfield Municipal Court on June 24, a court spokeswoman said.

The PORTLAND OREGONIAN reports that Masoli was “arrested” by Springfield police at the time, but it is not known if the Oregon QB was taken into custody.

The Monday arrest comes three months after a Masoli guilty plea to misdemeanor burglary in an Oregon courtroom on March 12.

In addition to being suspended from the Ducks football team for a year, he was sentenced at that time to a year probation, 140 hours of community service and restitution of stolen property.