Oregon linebacker cited for DUII; 6th player in legal shadow

Oregon linebacker cited for DUII; 6th player in legal shadow

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Oregon linebacker cited for DUII; 6th player in legal shadow

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by Michael Rollins / KGW

NWCN.com

Posted on February 20, 2010 at 7:29 PM

EUGENE -- University of Oregon linebacker Kiko Alonso, 19, was cited by Eugene police early Saturday for DUII.

The sophomore from Los Gatos, Calif., was stopped at a 7-Eleven on East Broadway about 2:19 a.m., said police spokeswoman Melinda Kletzok. He was cited and released. A court date is pending.

The school's media guide said Alonso was in 11 games last year, making 15 tackles and forcing one fumble. He also was described as top special teams player.

Alonso's citation comes just after a press conference by coach Chip Kelly addressed a string of off-the-field problems by his players. He is the sixth Oregon football player implicated in crimes or charged with crimes in the last four weeks.

"If a player doesn’t live up to the standards we have for the football program, then they’re not going to be here,'' Kelly said Friday. "But I’m also not going to follow our kids around every Friday or Saturday night so I can see what happened to them.''

“I will tell everybody here that the rules of our football team is that you have to be honest, you have to tell the truth," he said, "because if I can't trust you, you can't play here.”

Kelly said he would "deal with individual situations and the punishment will fit the crime."

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