Football player's speeding ticket reveals possible NCAA violation

Football player's speeding ticket reveals possible NCAA violation
Cliff Harris

EUGENE, Ore. - The University of Oregon confirmed that a university employee signed the rental agreement for the car that a star football player was driving when a state trooper clocked him doing 118 mph on Interstate 5.

All-American Cliff Harris, 20, was with other football players when a trooper cited him for speeding and driving without a valid license early Sunday morning.

Dave Williford with the UO Athletics Department said the woman who signed the agreement works for the university but not for the athletic department.

Williford said there is the possibility that the woman violated NCAA rules by renting the car. He said UO officials have talked with the employee and will continue talking to her.

Williford said he did not know where the players were coming from or going to in the rented Nissan Altima.

Williford said Harris was not one of the players who took part in the Grand Floral Parade on Saturday in Portland. Those players were transported by the university.