Mon Jun 13 02:50pm EDT
Oregon cornerback Cliff Harris is known for playing fast and now he can add driving fast to his repertoire.
The All-American was caught driving 118 mph is a 65 mph zone on Interstate 5. To make matters worse, Harris was driving on a suspended license.
Harris might have gotten away had it not been for an off-duty state trooper seeing the Nissan Altima -- or a blur that resembled an Altima -- at 4:32 a.m. Sunday and clocked the vehicle at 118. The trooper chased the car down and cited Harris for exceeding the speed limit in excess of 100 mph and driving with a suspended license.
Two passengers inside the vehicle also were Oregon football players, according to a tweet by John Hunt of The Oregonian.
According to reports, the car was a rental.
No alcohol or drugs were reported; seems like Harris was just out for a joyride. Sammy Hagar would be proud.
The University and coach Chip Kelly have not yet released a statement, so it is unknown what, if any, punishment Harris will face.
According to the Register-Guard, the fine for driving a vehicle faster than 100 mph is $1,148.
Harris was named one of four consensus All-Americans in school history after having a stellar 2010 campaign. He set the school single-season record for punts returned for touchdowns with four and returned an interception for a score.