I was just sent this statement from Dave Williford of the Oregon Sports Information Department:
JAMERE HOLLAND DISMISSED FROM DUCKSâ€™ FOOTBALL PROGRAM
EUGENE â€“ University of Oregon wide receiver Jamere Holland has been dismissed from the schoolâ€™s football program for a violation of team rules, according to head coach Chip Kelly Sunday.
In two seasons, Holland had accumulated 17 catches for 252 yards and two touchdowns, with the Pacoima, Calif., junior accounting for 13 receptions for 199 yards and two TDs in 10 appearances in 2009.
Holland earlier today posted two profane Facebook messages, the first of which indicated Oregon football player Kiko Alonso had been kicked off the team after being arrested for DUI on Saturday. In that entry, Holland appeared to question the decision-making of Kelly in regards to Alonso’s supposed dismissal.
But Ken Goe of the PORTLAND OREGONIAN reports today that Alonso has not been kicked off the team.
Holland would’ve been a senior this season, but was not expected to challenge for a starting role on the team at the wide receiver position.
Last week Oregon players LaMichael James and Rob Beard were charged by police with misdemeanor assault of females and the status of a Jan. 24 theft allegation against current Oregon starting quarterback Jeremiah Masoli is pending, with the case currently being reviewed by a grand jury.
Ugly last three weeks for the Ducks to say the least, which might explain Kelly’s swift action regarding Holland today.
UPDATE: George Schroeder of the EUGENE REGISTER-GUARD has more analysis on the Holland dismissal and the status of Alonso.