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Football Player Faces Harassment Charges

EUGENE, Ore. — Police say an Oregon Duck football player is facing physical harassment charges, after a dispute last weekend.

Police say it happened at a campus house, at about 3 a.m., Sunday morning.

Police say 20-year-old Tyree Robinson and a 19-year-old woman got into an argument at the home on Orchard Street. They say the argument was over a relationship, but Robinson was not in a relationship with the alleged victim. Police say the argument escalated, and Robinson allegedly slapped her a couple of times. They didn’t say where.

Robinson was issued a citation in lieu of custody for physical harassment.

“From time to time athletes get in trouble just like other folks, and it does get highlighted. We expect our athletes, just like we expect our public officials, to watch their p’s and q’s, and we have a high standard for them,” Lt. Kamkar said.

Robinson’s arraignment date is set for July 30 at 1 p.m. at the Eugene Municipal Court.

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  1. Jamie says:

    Why is the charge “harassment” if he hit someone?

    The quote used makes it sound like the police are using the old “boys will be boys” standard.

    As for “these types of incidents with University of Oregon athletes aren’t uncommon.” Hey, U of O: What do you think of this? Is “not uncommon” good enough for you?

    1. Mr. Zaczkiewicz says:

      shut up

  2. Martin says:

    Because slapping someone constitutes the crime of harassment. It’s the correct charge.

    1. Jamie says:

      Interesting.

      At what point does it become assault?

      1. JB says:

        Becomes an assault when there is injury or substantial pain.

      2. Martin says:

        It becomes assault when it causes physical injury, which means to either impair a person’s physical condition or cause substantial pain. Being slapped will never meet that standard. (There is case law in which people have been stabbed or shot and those were deemed insufficient).

        Physical harassment means to subject a person to physical contact that a reasonable person would find offensive. Slapping is that.

        1. Brian says:

          It doesnt become assault for any of the things you guys said. Assault is the threat of violence towards another person. BATTERY is what you guys are talking about. Threatening someone with violence is assault. Actually committing that violence is battery. While a slap, where there is no real physical damage done would constitute as harassment. When a meth head punched my boss in the chest and we took her down, she was charged with disorderly conduct and harassment as He didn’t have any visual signs of damage done.

          1. Martin says:

            No. Assault IV is what I stated above. Exactly. A mere threat of violence can constitute menacing, but it most definitely not assault.

            There is no crime of “battery.” Battery is the civil version of assault. In other words, if a defendant hits someone with a bat, they can be charged with the crime of assault and sued for the tort of battery.

    2. dan says:

      so a burly football player “slapping” a woman is just harassment? some thug that spends his time lifting weights and playing a full contact sport “slapping” a woman and you think that is not assault? that thugs “slap” is probably stronger than most peoples punch.

      1. Anthony says:

        It doesn’t say slapped her in the face. I heard it was on the butt when trying to get her to leave the party with her BF.

  3. Ted says:

    It becomes assault when beavers & huskies are involved. They are used to being assaulted on the football field.

  4. Beavermobile says:

    Typical Duck fans will spin this to blame the girl. It’s sad the way our win at all cost society is and the victim becomes a social pariah.

    1. Riley says:

      Typical Beaver fan to accuse Duck fans of spinning this story. Let the courts handle it, bud!

  5. Ron says:

    Just another U of O thug wanna be punk woman beater

  6. Jamie says:

    At least then the assault will be on someone of approximately the same size and strength.

  7. JJ says:

    Domestic Abuse?

  8. Jim says:

    Define physical injury. If he left a mark, any mark at all, it’s assault.

    1. Martin says:

      Nope. Again, you can be shot or stabbed and it won’t rise to the level of assault, depending on the circumstance.

      If you are bruised and swollen but not in “substantial pain,” that’s not enough.

      It’s an area of law that lay people often misunderstand.

  9. Brian says:

    Sounds like a good case could be made for a Felony Assault Charge! Stop the Bullies NOW!

  10. Chris says:

    Wow! How about we let the facts come out before calling someone a thug, eh? What do any of you know about the situation or the people involved? A “slap” could as little as slapping someones back/shoulder area or behind. It can also be a soft or hard slap. So, unless you’ve never done any of those things, maybe you should stop judging without the facts.

  11. Project X says:

    The use of the word thug annoys me folks. If this athlete has a track record of this kind of behavior, then it’s easier to accept the label. This seems like the first time this 4-star athlete has had a run in with the fuzz. Duck or not. ppl need to grow up a little and stop throwing out labels like they are running out of style.

    Of course there will be more to this as Coach Helfrich will have to decide. Seems like the summer lull gets some Ducks in trouble season after season. Of course there are tons of good things players get to do but that is not quite as headline grabbing now is it…

  12. Rick says:

    Wow, a whole bunch of people here quick to jump to judgment of a situation – and people – they’re reading a third-hand synopsis about. Would you want to be judged thusly? Then maybe you should wait and let people with a better view of what actually happened deal with this.

    Better to remain silent and be thought a fool than to open your mouth and remove all doubt.

  13. ted says:

    He swatted her on the backside. Kinda hard to justify assault for that.

  14. The truth says:

    Hey, all of you that like to cast stones before knowing anything at all about the situation. If you read the follow up articles that have been posted… he was trying to get the girl to leave his house. he spanked the girl on her rear to shoo her out the door.
    What an animal!

  15. Lucas says:

    Is tyree really 20? Didn’t he just graduate from high school?

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