Oregon Duck Changes Plea, Kills Kelly’s Credibility

On February 23, Oregon football coach Chip Kelly did an interview with PORTLAND OREGONIAN columnist and KXTG-FM radio host John Canzano to talk about the Ducks off-field legal problems. (audio link)

ChipKelly Kiko Alonso DUI

(Not the first time Kelly has misjudged his players)

During the visit, Canzano asked Kelly why Oregon backup player Kiko Alonso was suspended for the season after being charged with DUI, while star running back LaMichael James had not been suspended after being charged with strangulation, fourth degree assault and menacing of a female. (James pleaded not guilty at the time. As did Alonso for his DUI charge.)

Kelly responded that he suspended Alonso because he “had all the facts” of the unsettled DUI case while he was not privy to the details of the James investigation.

LaMichael James mugshot

(’No contest‘ = ‘guilty’)

That’s a defensible statement from Kelly. But what he followed with in addressing Canzano’s charge of unequal treatment was not.

Kelly to Canzano:

“When the final truth comes out, put me on the air again and then apologize.”

With today’s development in the James case, I can safely say Kelly won’t be getting that apology. Read more…

Jamere Holland ‘Dismissed’ From Oregon Football Team

I was just sent this statement from Dave Williford of the Oregon Sports Information Department:

Jamere Holland Facebook Rant About Kiko Alonso

JAMERE HOLLAND DISMISSED FROM DUCKS’ FOOTBALL PROGRAM

EUGENE – University of Oregon wide receiver Jamere Holland has been dismissed from the school’s football program for a violation of team rules, according to head coach Chip Kelly Sunday. Read more…

Oregon Duck: “I wish I could block whites as friends”

Here’s Oregon senior football player Jamere Holland’s response to my post about his Facebook update on current Ducks player Kiko Alonso this morning:

Jamere Holland Facebook update: Wants on whites as friends

chilln thinking of another status to f— with the readers heads, I wish I could block whites as friends and only have blacks LOL, cause apparently I’m misunderstood

Holland’s Facebook post came a few minutes after this was posted on Twitter by an Oregon supporter:

Mighty Oregon Tweets

Both of Holland’s comments (#1, #2) were public (not part of his private account) and were transcribed word-for-word on SbB. Read more…

Oregon Duck: Obscene Rant Questions Kelly Discipline

Yesterday Oregon football player Kiki Alonso piled on the Ducks off-field problems with an early morning DUI. Sunday morning Oregon senior wide receiver Jamere Holland commented about Alonso on his Facebook page.

Jamere Holland Facebook Rant About Kiko Alonso

As part of an obscene rant, Holland indicated that Alonso had already been kicked off the team.

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