The off-season trouble in Eugene continues. This is unreal:
Oregon wide receiver Jamere Holland has been dismissed from the football team for a violation of team rules, according to a release issued Sunday by the UO department of media services.
The specific reason for Holland's dismissal was not detailed.
The UO receiver posted a comment on his Facebook page claiming linebacker Kiko Alonso had been kicked off the team, and questioning the decision.
Alonso was cited early Saturday morning for DUII.
Exactly what kind of facebook messages Holland was posting. Well take a look at this via SportsByBrooks:
Kelly immediately kicked Holland off the team.
Compare this to what transpired in Southern Cal on February 8, 2007, when it was reported that Trogan football players had created and joined a racist Facebook group as a "joke." The racist Facebook group was called "White Nation," showed a graphic of a swastika and black baby in handcuffs with the caption "arrest black babies before they become criminals."
The group was created by USC linebacker Clay Matthews and was joined by teammates David Buehler, Brian Cushing, Dan Deckas and Dallas Sartz. Petey responded to reports of the incident by saying he had no plans to discipline the players, and USC later announced that none of the players would be punished. According to Carroll, "[i]t's not a controversy, it's a mistake."
Kelly's program has had number of issues this off-season. In this case he clearly distinguished himself from Chetey Petey by sending an unmistakable message to rest of his program. Good for him.