John Hunt of the PORTLAND OREGONIAN reports Saturday:
Mere hours after Oregon coach Chip Kelly answered questions about his team’s slew of off-field troubles, Ducks linebacker Kiko Alonso was picked up for drunk driving.
“If a player doesn’t live up to the standards we have for the football program, then they’re not going to be here,” Kelly said Friday. “But I’m also not going to follow our kids around every Friday or Saturday night so I can see what happened to them.”
Kelly almost made it through Friday night, but at 2:19 a.m. on Saturday morning, Alonso was stopped at the 7-Eleven on East Broadway in Eugene and cited for DUII.
In the past week, Oregon football players LaMichael James and Rob Beard have been charged with assault while a grand jury ponders the status of theft allegations against starting Ducks QB Jeremiah Masoli.
Kelly’s defense of his program yesterday officially has fallen as flat as his flaccid season-long season of LeGarrette Blount after Boise. And his bogus claim of why Garrett Embry was really kicked off the team.