John Canzano of the PORTLAND OREGONIAN emailed me this afternoon to report that Oregon starting quarterback Jeremiah Masoli has been charged with one count of second degree burglary for his role in an incident at an Oregon fraternity house on Jan. 24.
Former Oregon player Garrett Embry has also been charged with one count of burglary. The two will be arraigned on Friday morning at the Lane County courthouse in Eugene, Oregon.
KVAL-TV has more details on the case.
The Lane County District Attorney’s office has filed charges against quarterback Jeremiah Masoli and former wide receiver Garrett Embry in connection with a January theft at a fraternity house, according to assistant district attorney Patty Perlow.
Perlow said information charging Masoli and Embry of one count of burglary in the second degree was filed on Wednesday. An arraignment is scheduled for Friday afternoon in Lane County Circuit Court.
Embry was kicked off the team after the incident but Oregon Coach Chip Kelly characterized that move as resulting from a prior violation of team rules. Masoli has received no sanctions from the coach since the alleged burglary was reported.
Before he arrived in Eugene to played football for the Ducks, Masoli served time for multiple armed robberies at a northern California juvenile detention center in 2005.
The Masoli and Embry charges today come just hours after it was reported that Oregon starting running back LaMichael James would “change” his not guilty plea stemming from charges of strangulation, fourth degree assault and menacing by a female companion.
James had previously pleaded not guilty and is expected in court on Friday.