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Oregon’s Rahim Cassell arrested on drunk-driving charge

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A member of the Oregon Ducks has the “honor” of being the latest college football player to reset the “Days Without An Arrest” tracker back to double zeroes.

The Oregon Daily Emerald is reporting that linebacker Rahim Cassell was arrested very early Sunday morning and charged with driving under the influence. Cassell was pulled over around 1 a.m. local time by Eugene police officers for speeding and changing lanes without using a turn signal.

In a statement to The Oregonian, head coach Mark Helfrich confirmed the incident involving one of his players.

“We are aware of the situation and continue to gather information,” the coach said. “We have a high standard of accepted behavior for our student-athletes that will not be compromised. Once we have a complete determination of the facts, we will take appropriate steps.”

At least a one-game suspension for the redshirt junior is not out of the question, although that determination will be made further down the road.

Last season as a backup linebacker, Cassell played in all 13 of UO’s games.

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2 Responses to “Oregon’s Rahim Cassell arrested on drunk-driving charge”
  1. puigzig says: May 5, 2014 7:08 PM

    Get over this information-gathering shenanigans,
    Kick him OFF THE TEAM

    I am tired of these student athletes who cant be responsible.

    Oregon deserves better.

    If its not rape, sexual assaults, crab-stealing, or drugs, now its drunk driving in the news.

  2. longborer69 says: May 6, 2014 12:32 AM

    Well, the Oregon BB thugs are gone, and good riddance.

    This one is different, though. You can take the time to make sure that he’s actually guilty, for instance. There’s no rush, the season doesn’t start next week.

    Information-gathering is fine, as long as you actually DO SOMETHING once you have the information.

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