With So Many Arrests and Suspensions Is Oregon Still The Pac 10 Favorite

Chaz Lionfist Contributor IMarch 15, 2010

PASADENA, CA - JANUARY 01:  Head coach Chip Kelly of the Oregon Ducks stands on the sidelines during the game against the Ohio State Buckeyes at the 96th Rose Bowl game on January 1, 2010 in Pasadena, California.  (Photo by Harry How/Getty Images)
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I am a fan of the pac 10. I root for USC but My mom went to oregon and I like the pac 10 in general.  Recently Oregon has had a lot of arrests and people are starting to take notice. I think Chip Kelley is a good coach but things are starting to get out of control. Urban meyer is still holding the record for most arrests but it seems like Chip Kelley is eager to pass him. Heres a list of all of the oregon football players who have been in the news for something other than football.

Kiko Alonso LB

Got a DUI and got suspended for 2010. Wasn't a big contributer but was only a sophomore and showed some serious potential. Could've been a real asset on a lackluster defense but will instead will get to watch wait.

Rob beard K

Plead guilty to Physical harassment. Oregon didn't rely on it's kicking game but the real reason this one hurts is the next arrest

Mike Bowlin K

Involved in the beard fiasco. Not officialy charged with anything but there is an ongoing investigation. He was kicked off the team and with two kickers arrested that's not a good sign.

Garret Embry WR

Plead guilty to burglary and was cut from the team. Embry didn't see a lot of playing time but it's not a good thing.

Jamere Holland WR

Posted a facebook post condemning Chip kelley and was released from the team. Holland saw a decent amount of playing time last season and was a solid receiver.

Josh Kaddu LB

Tried to break into an suv while drunk, no charges were pressed. He was not suspended from the team but if he is not able to hold his beer we may hear more stories like this.

Matt Sims DE

Charged with assault and harassment later released from the team. A walk on who wasn't an important player but it's another one to add to the list.

Lamichael James  RB

Charged with physical harassment, strangulation charges were dropped. Last year he broke the Pac 10 freshman rushing record. He will miss only one game but he is such an important player that any off the feild issues are extremely distressing.

Jeremiah Masoli QB

Plead guilty to burglary and was suspended for the Entire 2010 season. Masoli was the teams second leading rusher and was what made the oregon offense the best in the nation last year. His ability to read defenders is how oregon was able to confuse opponents last year. Without him Chip kelley will have to find somebody who can do what he did or completely rethink his offensive gameplan.

While the only important player missing all of next season is Masoli, one has to think that at this rate there will be more off field prolems with Oregons football program. Now my question is with all of these incidents is oregon the favorite to win the pac ten? If you ask me I say no.