Ex-Packers TE Colt Lyerla arrested in Oregon for DUI

Sunday September 7th, 2014

Tight end Colt Lyerla, who was released by the Packers in August, was arrested on suspicion of driving under the influence in Oregon Saturday, according to The Oregonian.

The Oregonian also reports that Lyerla "is suspected of being high on either illegal drugs or prescription medications when he was pulled over."

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Lyerla was arrested in Washington County. He grew up in Hillsboro, Oregon, which is in Washington County. 

Lyerla played college football for the Oregon Ducks, but left the team last October and later declared for the NFL draft. He was arrested for possession of cocaine three weeks after withdrawing from school.

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In a profile published last week by SB Nation, Lyerla claimed an Oregon booster promised him a house and a car if he committed to play for the Ducks.

Lyerla was not drafted, but signed with the Packers as an undrafted free agent. He was released on Aug. 26. 

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