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Lyerla Pleads Guilty to Drug Charge

EUGENE, Ore. — Former University of Oregon football player Colt Lyerla pleaded guilty to unlawful possession of cocaine Friday and was sentenced.

A judge sentenced Lyerla to two years of court probation, 10 days in jail and a $200 fine. He is also responsible for 40 hours of community service, random drug tests and attendance at treatment and support groups. He will have a review hearing in Feb. 2014.

Lyerla may be eligible to have the charge dropped to a misdemeanor if all his conditions are met.

Deputies say they arrested Lyerla in October after they caught him snorting what appeared to be cocaine.

UO officials say Lyerla left the Ducks football team earlier that month for “personal reasons”. He is a former five-star recruit from Hillsboro, Oregon.

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