On Tuesday, we found out that Oregon starting QB Darron Thomas was riding along with his teammate Cliff Harris when he was pulled over for driving over 100 MPH this past summer. Harris, who is a star corner and returner for the Ducks, has already been suspended indefinitely from the team.
Although being a passenger in a speeding vehicle isn’t exactly a monumental issue for Thomas, the fact that the officer who pulled them over was asking them if there was marijuana in the car raises some concerns. When asked “who’s got the marijuana” by the police officer, Harris responded with “we smoked it all.” Not the answer I would’ve gone with, but he said it nonetheless and it apparently seemed to work!
The latest news and video has raised some concerns that Thomas might be suspended for the opener. So much so that almost every Las Vegas casino pulled down the LSU vs. Oregon point spread when it began circulating the web that Thomas might be suspended. Chip Kelly, however, squashed these rumors to a degree when he spoke yesterday.
“I know exactly what the situation was,” said Kelly. “I’m not concerned with Darron Thomas at all.”
In any event, here’s the traffic stop video courtesy of KATU News.
(h/t Dr Saturday)