College Football | Duck charged with street racing
An Oregon linebacker was injured and cited in an alleged street-racing accident, which also injured another player. Reserve linebacker Eddie Pleasant...
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EUGENE, Ore. — An Oregon linebacker was injured and cited in an alleged street-racing accident, which also injured another player.
Reserve linebacker Eddie Pleasant needed 75 stitches to his head after the car he was driving collided with another vehicle in Springfield, Ore., on Wednesday night.
Receiver Jamere Holland, a passenger, suffered a concussion. Both players were hospitalized but later released.
Freshman quarterback Darron Thomas, also a passenger, bruised his right elbow but practiced with the Ducks on Thursday.
Police Sgt. Brent Carpenter told the Register Guard that Pleasant, 19, was cited on a misdemeanor charge of reckless driving and one count of speed racing.
No decisions over discipline had been made, Oregon coach Mike Bellotti said.
Police believe Pleasant was racing with another car when he lost control and went into oncoming traffic, striking a car driven by Ricardo Garcia of Springfield. His passenger, Jacqueline Dalton, 24, was taken to Sacred Heart Medical Center with unspecified injuries and later released.
Alcohol or drugs were not involved, Carpenter said.
Pleasant and Holland will not travel with the team to Washington State on Saturday. Thomas is competing for the starting quarterback job.
• Starting UCLA fullback Trevor Theriot will have surgery for a torn ligament in his right knee and miss the rest of the season. Theriot, a redshirt junior, hurt the knee in practice Wednesday.
• Willie Jeffries, the first black coach in the nation to lead a Division I school, will be honored with a Lifetime Achievement Award by the National Black College Hall of Fame in Atlanta. Jeffries made history when he became coach at Wichita State in 1979.
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