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Darron Thomas says he was asleep in Harris’ car, wasn’t smoking pot

Darron Thomas, Chip Kelly AP

Well, technically it was a rental car, but you get the point.

But a point of emphasis that Oregon quarterback Darron Thomas wanted to make regarding his involvement in a June speeding incident with UO cornerback Cliff Harris was that, well, he was hardly involved at all.

Speaking to the media about the stop for the first time, Thomas says he was stranded in Portland on June 11 and looking for a ride to Eugene so he could catch a flight to ESPN’s headquarters in Bristol, Conn. the next day. What Thomas was doing in Portland wasn’t immediately explained.

“I got in the car, and he [Harris] wasn’t the driver or anything like that,” Thomas said. “He was in the car. I went to sleep and woke up with the police there.”

When asked if he had smoked any of the pot the police officer claimed to smell during the incident, Thomas said, “not at all.”

A video of the incident was released earlier this week showing an officer questioning Harris, Thomas and two other passengers for nearly an hour. It got bizarre at times; the officer asked to see Harris’ Pac-10 championship ring during a sobriety test, and when Thomas confirmed his identity, the officer replied “Yes, you are.”

Harris is currently serving an indefinite suspension for the incident. Thomas has yet to be reprimanded publicly by head coach Chip Kelly.

(Big thanks: the Oregonian)

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7 Responses to “Darron Thomas says he was asleep in Harris’ car, wasn’t smoking pot”
  1. paulbrownsrevenge says: Aug 18, 2011 11:14 PM


  2. trbowman says: Aug 19, 2011 12:05 AM

    Well, maybe. Maybe he fell asleep after some Banana Kush.

  3. thekatman says: Aug 19, 2011 1:54 AM

    Thomas was so stonec he fell asleep. I dont beleve anything oming from tht school these days. There are too many questios issues hapeeing frthe football athlete to be a coincidence. This is definitely a case of “Lack of Istitutional Control”.

  4. jw731 says: Aug 19, 2011 8:46 AM

    Damn….thekatman… nailed it……..LMAO

  5. WingT says: Aug 19, 2011 1:38 PM

    when will these players ever learn…..don’t talk to the press, lol, especially if you are high

  6. WingT says: Aug 19, 2011 3:35 PM

    Hey Ben. Where’s the link to the video? It has to be entertaining, lol

  7. Ben Kercheval says: Aug 19, 2011 3:38 PM

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