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Oregon suspends CB following arrest

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Oregon could be without a defensive back when the Ducks take on Texas in the Alamo Bowl. Junior defensive back Troy Hill was arrested over the weekend and charged with fourth-degree assault. The severity of the charges were later watered down to misdemeanors. In response, Oregon has suspended Hill indefinitely while the legal process unfolds.

According to a report by CSN Northwest, Hill was arraigned in a Lane County Circuit Court on misdemeanor charges of menacing and criminal mischief. The initial charges brought against him included an alleged act of strangulation, but the details of the incident have not been released at this time. Hill entered a not-guilty plea and is scheduled to be in court again on January 21, 2104.

“We are aware of the incident and charges involving Troy Hill and he is suspended indefinitely from all football-related activities,” Oregon coach Mark Helfrich said through an Oregon spokesperson. “We expect every member of our program to hold themselves to a high standard of conduct and to represent this University with class, pride and integrity. We will wait until the legal process has concluded before making any final determination of Troy Hill’s status.”

Due to being indefinitely suspended, Hill will be out of the secondary mix for Oregon’s defense against Texas in the Alamo Bowl. Hill had been backing up Ifo Ekpre-Olomu this season, so his loss will be more of a detriment to the depth of the team rather than the starting line-up.

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3 Responses to “Oregon suspends CB following arrest”
  1. goodfieldnohit says: Dec 16, 2013 10:35 PM

    Strangulation. I mean littering. That’s it. Nothing to see here. Move along.

  2. meatcarroll says: Dec 16, 2013 10:43 PM

    It’s outrageous and grossly unjust than Oregon received far less severe sanctions than USC for more egregious violations with the full knowledge and support of their coaching staff and school administrations. And this is coming from a UCLA homer.

  3. thefiesty1 says: Dec 16, 2013 10:58 PM

    It won’t matter if he is suspended. The problem will be Texas’ read and react (to late) defense against the high powered (fast) Oregon offense. Mack Brown’s swan song will not turn out the way he plans.

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