Originally written on The Duck Stops Here  |  Last updated 11/12/14
Colt Lyerla quit yesterday.  He was suspended from Saturday's game for a violation of team rules, had a meeting with the coach Sunday, announced he that he loved Oregon and was leaving on good terms. He's not transferring, but rather dropping out of school to prepare for the NFL Combine and a shot at pro football. The decision leaves a big question mark on his resume with pro scouts, and he'll be asked a lot of questions about it in the interview rooms in Indianapolis. NFL front offices are increasingly leary about taking troubled players. His draft stock will suffer an immediate hit, something he can turn around to some degree with impressive workouts and eye-popping scores at the combine. (Oregon Daily Emerald photo.) Lyerla is a tremendous physical specimen. He's 6-5, 250 with a 40-inch vertical leap and a 4.5-4.6 40. There are Youtube videos of him jumping out of swimming pools and into the bed of pickup trucks. There's Oregon highlight film of him trucking four defenders and...
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