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Blount Suspended for Season
Release Date: 09/04/2009
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EUGENE, Ore - University of Oregon Head Football Coach Chip Kelly has announced that senior running back LeGarrette Blount will be suspended from the Ducks’ football program for the remainder of the season following his involvement in a post-game incident after Thursday night’s 19-8 loss at Boise State.


Kelly said the suspension would remain in effect through any bowl games the Ducks may play in.


Kelly emphasized that Blount will remain a part of the school’s football program and remain on scholarship throughout the remainder of the year. Blount will continue to have access to all of the university’s support services provided to all student-athletes, will be allowed to take part in all team activities, including practice with the team, and will be held accountable to all team rules and regulations. However he will not be allowed to participate in any games.


Blount rushed for 1,002 yards a year ago and established a school record with 17 rushing touchdowns.


Please see the link at the right of this page for a related statement from University President Richard Lariviere.

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