Former Oregon tight end Colt Lyerla will not be allowed to move to Las Vegas to train for the 2014 NFL Draft.
A Lane County court denied Lyerla's request Tuesday to leave the state until drug possession charges are resolved, the Oregonian reported. Attempts by Lyerla's attorney, the assistant district attorney and the judge overseeing the case to reach a settlement before the case goes to trial were unsuccessful, but the parties will reconvene Dec. 27.
If the case goes to trial, there is a tentative court date scheduled for March 18. A settlement before that date would presumably allow Lyerla to participate in the scouting combine in Indianapolis from Feb. 22-25, where he will need to perform well in individual drills and team interviews to have a chance at being drafted.
Lyerla is no longer being represented by XL Sports, the agency said Tuesday.
Lyerla was arrested Oct. 23 by undercover police officers and charged with one felony count of cocaine possession, shortly after leaving the Ducks to begin preparations for a professional career.