Oregon freshman Tyree Robinson has made headlines before even stepping onto the field. According to Sarah Hurwitz of KEZI, the 2013 4-star recruit is facing physical harassment charges after a dispute with a woman last weekend.
Police claim the incident happened at a campus house around 3 a.m., Sunday morning. The argument was over a relationship and escalated to the point where Robinson slapped the alleged victim a couple of times, according to the report.
Robinson was issued a citation and has an arraignment date set for July 30 at the Eugene Municipal Court. He was not taken into custody.
Lieutenant Sam Kamkar says these incidents aren't as rare as you may think, per the report:
"From time to time athletes get in trouble just like other folks, and it does get highlighted. We expect our athletes, just like we expect our public officials, to watch their p’s and q’s, and we have a high standard for them," Lt. Kamkar said.
Robinson was one of the top recruits of the 2013 recruiting class. He was considered the No. 4 athlete and the 153rd best overall player, according to 247Sports. He is expected to play defense, although he is capable of playing offense as well, as he's a speedy athlete with great hands.
Robinson had offers from USC, Washington, Georgia and Notre Dame among others. He enrolled on July 9 and is expected to bolster a secondary that ranked fifth in the Pac-12 last season.
Oregon has yet to comment on the alleged incident, and it is unclear what punishment he could be facing.