Yeah, he could have said a lot worse on national TV, couldn’t he? Kid probably thinks he’s famous now though.
“We smoked it all!” Just the kind of thing a college football coach doesn’t want to hear after his starting QB is pulled over driving 118 mph in a rental car. Unless, of course, you’re Oregon head coach Chip “Look the Other Way” Kelly.
Okay, so the cops never could prove who was high and who wasn’t in that 2011 Nissan Altama, but passenger Darron Thomas, the Ducks starting quarterback, told cops who pulled him over that “we smoked it all” when asked by the Oregon State Patrol officer, “whose got the marijuana in the car?” That same officer then asked to take a closer look at driver Cliff Harris’ PAC 10 Championship ring. Aw, the officer is star struck by a piece of metal around someone’s finger. The same officer who then let Harris go even though he was clocked at 118 mph and driving without a driver’s license of any kind, in a rental car that was paid for by a female OU employee, he claimed was his “girlfriend.” (Nothing odd about that either, Chip?)
Our friend Brooks at SportsByBrooks has the story and a nicely edited video that shows the whole thing.
Every time a major college sports program makes a dramatic turnaround, I always wonder what’s going on behind the scenes that we (and the NCAA) don’t know about? Case in point: the mighty Oregon Ducks who made it all the way to the BCS Sham Title Game against Auburn this year. Will it be there last trip to the big dance for a long time? Sounds like a “scout” got paid to herd some players toward the program in exchange for some cash . . . allegedly.
On the plus side, at least Cliff Harris of the Oregon Ducks solved that age old question of which is faster, a front wheel drive car or a rear wheel drive car? The correct answer is: a rental car always drives the fastest, getting clocked at 118 mph over the weekend. If he had a suspended license though, I wonder who rented it for him? Hmmm.
Bad things happen when sports fans cross over from rooting FOR their team to rooting AGAINST their opponent. Even worse things happen when you add FIRE to that mix. Take the most recent example of a University of Oregon fan who wanted to show his pride for the Ducks after their 37-20 win over rival Oregon State last Saturday. According to police, Joshua Britton, 20, dropped a burning shirt on to the OSU Beavers logo on the 35 yard line after the game causing more than $1500 damage. How do they know this? A photograph of the incident appeared in the Portland Tribune and later this video surfaced on YouTube (see below).
Oops. Someone’s parents are NOT going to be giving him that big present this Christmas because they’ll have spent all their money raising bail.
Mr. Britton could face one or more of the following charges:
* Riot (Class C felony)
* Criminal Mischief in the Second Degree (Class A misdemeanor)
* Disorderly Conduct in the Second Degree (Class B misdemeanor)
* Recklessly Endangering Another Person (Class A misdemeanor)
* Reckless Burning (Class A misdemeanor)