The University of Oregon’s cornerback/return man, Cliff Harris, has been suspended today by the Oregon football program.
Over the weekend, Harris, was clocked driving 118 in a 65 mph zone on Interstate 5 on a suspended license. The vehicle he was driving had been rented and paid for by a University of Oregon employee. To make matters worse, a local Eugene television station is reporting that Cliff Harris currently has more than $8,500 in unpaid fines in both Oregon and California for a total of 11 traffic violations. Harris was found guilty in all citations for failing to appear in Court.
Today Coach Chip Kelly announced, “Cliff’s future clearly is in Cliff’s hands. Earning an opportunity to represent the University of Oregon and this football program certainly rests far beyond a player’s ability on the field of play. Our behavior out of the spotlight often is more important and will be held to a higher standard. Until Cliff is able to conform to the same standards all of us must comply with, his status will remain unchanged.”
Cliff Harris will miss Oregon’s September 3rd game against LSU. It’s not clear whether or not he’ll miss more than just the first game.