Just a little over a week after getting hit with a suspension following a mid-April “encounter” with Eugene police officers, Oregon backup quarterback Dustin Haines has been reinstated.
According to the Eugene Register-Guard, Haines was back at practice Wednesday for the first time since the April 15 arrest. The forced sabbatical kept the sophomore out of four of the Ducks’ spring practice sessions.
Haines was charged with three misdemeanors — excessive noise, interfering with a police officer and resisting arrest — after police had responded to complaints about a loud on-campus party.
Haines played in four games last season and, while he didn’t attempt a pass, he did have two carries for one yard and one reception for 18 yards. And, as we wrote at the time of his arrest, Haines is probably best known for his main job with the Ducks, as described in his bio on the school’s official website: “charged with holding Oregon’s unique play cards on the sideline for most of the year.”
Today’s session was Oregon’s final practice before the annual spring game Saturday.