Wednesday, February 17, 2010

Statement of Coach Chip Kelly

Statement by Oregon Football Coach Chip Kelly, issued today, after news reports of the arrest of star running back Lamichael James on domestic abuse charges.

We are concerned anytime a student-athlete is mentioned in a police report. We do not condone any behavior that doesn’t meet University standards or our football program’s standards, and we go to great lengths to actively educate our student-athletes regarding appropriate conduct.

“We have the utmost confidence in the local law enforcement authorities to determine the facts in all instances involving our student-athletes, and will reserve further judgment or comment until further information is available.”