Oregon TE Coach David Reaves Resigns After Arrest

Joseph Zucker@@JosephZuckerFeatured ColumnistJanuary 22, 2017

EUGENE, OR - OCTOBER 08:  A general view prior to the game between the Oregon Ducks and the Washington Huskies on October 8, 2016 at Autzen Stadium in Eugene, Oregon.  (Photo by Otto Greule Jr/Getty Images)
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Authorities in Eugene, Oregon, arrested former Oregon Ducks tight ends coach David Reaves on Jan. 22 on suspicion of driving under the influence, according to Ashley Force of KVAL in Eugene. 

KVAL's Sky Muller shared Reaves' mugshot:

Sky Muller @SKYSPX

Ducks Co-OC David Reaves arrested early Sun. Morning and charged with reckless driving & DUII. @AshleyForceNEWS has you covered #LiveonKVAL https://t.co/nvYEIx1wk2

The Oregonian's Andrew Greif provided a statement from Oregon athletic director Rob Mullens: "Reaves has been placed on administrative leave and the process to terminate his employment with cause has commenced. The University has high standards for the conduct of employees and is addressing this matter with the utmost of seriousness."

Reaves resigned on Friday, according to Ryan Thorburn of the Register-Guard.

Greif reported Eugene police stopped Reaves at 2:12 a.m. PT and upon an investigation charged him with DUII, reckless driving and reckless endangerment.

Muller reported Jan. 24 that wide receivers coach Jimmie Dougherty was a passenger in the car.

Reaves officially joined the Ducks staff on Jan. 17, assuming duties as co-offensive coordinator with Mario Cristobal in addition to serving as passing game coordinator and tight ends coach.

Prior to his arrival in Eugene, Reaves worked with current Oregon head coach Willie Taggart for the past four years at South Florida.


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