Former Ducks tight end gets 6 months in jail for forgery
Apr. 20, 2017
PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — A former Oregon Ducks football player has been sentenced to six months in jail after admittedly using fake bills at a 7-Eleven and a deli.
The Oregonian/OregonLive reported (http://bit.ly/2pWtEaT ) Thursday that 24-year-old Colt Lyerla pleaded guilty as part of plea deal to first- and second-degree forgery.
A heroin possession and additional forgery accusations were dropped.
Lyerla's attorney says his client is a heroin user who is coming to terms with his addiction and is in need of treatment.
Lyerla told the judge he plans to leave jail "a better person and a better man."
Information from: The Oregonian/OregonLive, http://www.oregonlive.com