Former Oregon quarterback Jeremiah Masoli has found a new home, thanks to (a) some Southern hospitality and (b) the fact that Ole Miss and head coach Houston Nutt didn’t have a quarterback. The embattled senior-to-be will be walking on in Oxford, working for both playing team and some renovation of his public image.
[Masoli’s status at Oregon] quickly changed after the season when he was charged for his role in stealing a pair of laptop computers and a guitar from a fraternity house. He pleaded guilty to a reduced charge of misdemeanor second-degree burglary and Oregon coach Chip Kelly suspended him for the 2010 season.[..]
Kelly dismissed him in June, though, after he was cited for possession of less than an ounce of marijuana and two other noncriminal violations following a traffic stop.
He can play immediately under NCAA rules because he has earned his undergraduate degree and is enrolling in graduate school. He said on his website he will enter the parks and recreation management program. –FOX Sports.
Does Masoli even play guitar? Hey, good for Nutt, whose Rebels are still reeling from the loss of Jevan Snead (who made a questionable decision of his own by staying in school last season). Personally, I hope he gets thrown off the team again. The last thing we need is another soft piano human interest piece about a guy that “redeemed himself” by not smoking weed and not stealing laptops. Football players shouldn’t be committing felonies on Fraternity Row. That’s the fraternity’s job.