Former Oregon TE Colt Lyerla Arrested For His Cocaine Problem

By Connor Muldowney
Colt Lyerla
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As one of the top tight end prospects for the 2014 NFL draft, Colt Lyerla looks to be a solid addition to any team’s draft plans in the upcoming event. Not many people really understood why he left the team early in the season, but it looks like it had something to do with personal issues. Other people thought he was just going to spend the months leading up to April preparing for the draft.

It looks like his personal reasons have gotten a bit more serious. The former Oregon Ducks tight end has been arrested on cocaine charges after a police officer spotted the former player snorting what looked like a white powdery substance in his vehicle in Eugene, Ore.

Here’s the police report:

Police observed Lyerla, 20, snorting what appeared to be a white powdery substance in a parked vehicle in Eugene, according to the report, and Lyerla admitted to using cocaine. According to the report, police detectives were working an unrelated case in the vicinity. The detectives and Lyerla agreed to meet at at Lyerla’s residence to continue the investigation, according to the report, but once there Lyerla ran from the vehicle into a nearby apartment. He was arrested upon exiting the apartment and was taken to Lane County Jail. He was released at 9:20 p.m. PT.

Things are not looking so hot for the aspiring NFL tight end. Lyerla seems to have an off-field problem that could prevent him from earning a spot at the next level. He’s had a history of personality issues and that could be another reason why he is no longer with the Oregon program.

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