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Jamere Holland's Facebook Page Is Pretty Dumb, But Keeping it Public is Even Dumber

(GoDucks.com)
EUGENE, Ore. (CBS/AP) Oregon football player Jamere Holland probably wishes he could take it back, but a series of angry Facebook posts (yes some of it still viewable), including one that was racially charged, may have led to his dismissal from the Oregon Ducks.

"I wish I could block whites as friends and only have blacks LOL, cause apparently I'm misunderstood," Holland wrote, according to the Associated Press.

Oregon coach Chip Kelly announced Sunday he had dismissed Jamere Holland from the team for violating team rules but when asked by The Oregonian if the violation was related to Holland's Facebook post on Saturday, the coach said: "I won't get into the specifics, but you're smart enough to figure it out."

Holland updated his Facebook status after linebacker Kristian Kiko Alonso was arrested early Saturday on suspicion of driving under the influence of intoxicants. Alonso is the fourth Oregon player to be arrested in the past month.

In his post, Holland mistakenly concluded Alonso had been kicked off the team and blasted the move as unfair and damaging to the Ducks.

Holland wrote in a later post: "I wish I could block whites as friends and only have blacks LOL, cause apparently I'm misunderstood."

School spokesman Dave Williford said Alonso remains on the team, "contrary to Internet reports, rumors and Jamere Holland."

Holland had 17 catches for 252 yards and two touchdowns in two years with Oregon, which went 10-3 last season and lost to Ohio State in the Rose Bowl.

Holland's problems are just the latest in a tough run for the Ducks.

Star running back LaMichael James, 20, was arrested last week after his girlfriend told police he choked her and threw her to the ground during an argument. James pleaded not guilty.

Eugene police are investigating a Jan. 24 brawl involving kicker Rob Beard and defensive end Matt Simms. Beard was seriously hurt. Simms was dismissed from the team and another kicker allegedly involved, Mike Bowlin, left the team last week.


  • Neil Katz

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