Former Duck cornerback Cliff Harris arrested in California
CLOVIS, Calif. - Police arrested former Oregon Duck cornerback Cliff Harris after a report of a disturbance at Party City in Clovis, Calif., on Saturday night.
Officers arrested Harris, 25, on charges of theft, possession of a controlled substance, possession of paraphernalia and revocation of post-release community supervision.
He was booked into the Fresno County Jail.
In 2010, Harris was named All-America by the Football Writers Association of America, Sporting News, SI.com and ESPN.com, and earned second-team All-America status as a cornerback for The Associated Press and SI.com, according to GoDucks.com.
'We smoked it all'
In 2011, Oregon State Police ticketed Harris for going 118 mph in a 2011 Nissan Altima while driving with a suspended license.
Dashboard video and audio captured a conversation between the trooper and Harris.
"What's the reason for the speed this morning?" the trooper asks
Harris responds he is trying to get home to Eugene.
The trooper then asks for Harris' license and if there are any weapons in the car.
Harris responds that he does not have a license and there are no weapons in the car.
The trooper asks if the passengers are going to school in Eugene.
Harris responds "yes, sir."
The trooper then asks "Who's got the marijuana in the car?"
Harris responds "we smoked it all."
The trooper responds "I don't know if I believe that." Harris reiterates that there are no drugs in the car.
Then-head coach Chip Kelly suspended Harris, who missed Oregon's 2011 match up with LSU.
'Big Brother, Little Brother'
During his All-America 2010 season, Harris described the Civil War game with rival Oregon State as "Big brother, little brother backyard brawl, we're the big brother."
Harris gained notoriety for his play on the field and his swagger off the field, including dubbing the National Championship "the Natty, baby."
After his suspension in the wake of the summer speeding incident on I-5, Harris returned to team only to be suspended after Eugene Police pulled him over for a seat belt violation and cited himfor driving without a valid license or insurance.
Fans struggled to understand the star player's behavior.
Kelly later kicked Harris off the team before the Rose Bowl.
Oregon only said that Harris violated team rules.
The move came after Harris was arrested in Fresno for possession of less than an ounce of marijuana.
After going undrafted, Harris headed to the Philadelphia Eagles as a free agent.
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