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Former Oregon TE Colt Lyerla pleads guilty to drug possession

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Colt Lyerla (15) pleaded guilty to cocaine possession, but that won't jeopardize his training plans for the NFL draft.

Former Oregon tight end Colt Lyerla pleaded guilty to cocaine possession on Friday.

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Lyerla was sentenced to 10 days in jail and 40 hours of community service, and will be on probation for the next 24 months, the Oregonian reported. Lyerla will also be required to attend drug treatment and submit to random testing, but will be allowed to move to Las Vegas to train for the 2014 NFL Draft.

Lyerla was arrested in October shortly after leaving the Ducks to pursue a professional career.

At 6-foot-5 and 250 pounds, Lyerla is likely to be the wild card at the tight end position in the draft, a special athlete and potential game-changer in the passing game with major concerns regarding his conduct away from the field.

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