When will he learn?
In June Ducks’ CB Cliff Harris was pulled over for driving 118 mph on Interstate 5, on a suspended license no less, and was suspended for the season opener against LSU, which was big since Oregon lost.
Harris apparently did not learn his lesson, as he was pulled over again on Monday for driving on a suspended license and driving without having insurance.
He was also cited for not wearing a seatbelt, which is why he was pulled over by Eugene police.
Seriously, no insurance and a suspended license and you don’t buckle up?
Ducks’ head coach Chip Kelly suspended Harris again and he will not be able to take part in any of the team’s football related activities and will remain suspended by the school pending further review.
On top of being suspended he was also hit with a $952 fine and the car, which Harris said belongs to a relative, will be impounded.
Harris’ family paid the fine for the infraction in June and he came back for Oregon’s 2nd game, but he may not get off so easy this time.
Last season Harris was an All American and broke up 23 passes, averaged 18.8 yards on punt returns, and returned 4 punts for TD, which is an Oregon record. This season he has 9 tackles in 6 games and has 68 yards on 9 punt returns.
Not only has Harris had problems behind the wheel and on the field this season not being the player on D he was last season, but on top of that in last week’s 45-2 win over Colorado he was flagged before for the game for taunting and was tackled in the end zone on a punt return that gave the Buffaloes their only points in the game.
Even though Harris has not looked like the player he was last season any loss in the secondary hurts the Ducks, who have the nation’s 59th ranked pass defense.
This is especially the case since the Ducks face 3 good passing offenses in their next 3 games including Heisman favorite Stanford QB Andrew Luck on the road in 3 weeks, which may be THE game of the season for Oregon.