Someone apparently has had enough of the shenanigans of some players of the Oregon Ducks' football team. A billboard in Eugene, Oregon was painted with images of eight current and former Oregon players who have been involved in incidents ranging from the embarrassing to the criminal. The players were painted with clown makeup on their faces, symbolizing how their actions have made the University of Oregon a look like laughing stock to the nation.
The players on the billboard are Jeremiah Masoli (recently pleaded guilty to a second-degree burglary charge. Suspended for 2010 season, ), LaMichael James (pleaded guilty to "a misdemeanor harassment charge stemming from an altercation with his former girlfriend." Suspended for first game of 2010 season), Kiko Alonso (DUII. Suspended for 2010 season), Rob Beard ("pleaded guilty to a misdemeanor charge of physical harassment." Suspended for 2010 season opener.), Garrett Embry (involved in the burglary with Masoi. No longer on the team.), Jamere Holland (dismissed from team for violating team rules after an incident with his Faebook account), Matt Simms ("pleaded guilty to a misdemeanor charge of harassment" involving a fight with fellow kicker Mike Bowlin. Dismissed from team), and most notoriously LeGarrette Blount (punched Boise State player Byron Hout live on ESPN. Suspended part of last season.)
Not pictured is Oregon coach Chip Kelly, who should probably be shown wearing the sad clown makeup of the late Emmet Kelly. Perfect for the coach of what is slowly becoming the NCAA's version of the Insane Clown Posse.
(via Dr. Saturday, ESPN, KMTR.com, KVAL.com, KOINlocal6.com, The Register-Guard, OregonLive.com)