Masoli “Kicked Off” Oregon Team Following Arrest

The official Twitter.com account of Univ. of Oregon football posted a message Wednesday reporting that Jeremiah Masoli has been kicked off the Ducks football team.

Masoli Dismissed From Oregon Football Team

QB Jeremiah Masoli has been dismissed from the Oregon Football program effective immediately.

Oregon Football Coach Chip Kelly said of his decision:

“I had a plan in place for him to follow and if he didn’t follow it, he was gone. He didn’t follow it, so he’s gone.”

“There was no guarantee he was going to be back for the 2010 season.”

A possible replacement for Masoli at quarterback for the Ducks in sophomore Darron Thomas. George Schroeder of the EUGENE REGISTER-GUARD reports today that Thomas was with Masoli when the police incident took place: “Quarterback Darron Thomas was a passenger, but was not cited.”

Kelly told Schroeder that Thomas will not be punished: “Darron wasn’t charged with anything.

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