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Oregon co-offensive coordinator David Reaves arrested for DUII

He has been placed on administrative leave and will be fired.

Lane County Jail

The Willie Taggart era got off to a shaky start when strength and conditioning coach Irele Oderinde was suspended after three players were hospitalized following a series of workouts. Now, things have gone from bad to worse.

Just five days after being hired as Oregon’s co-offensive coordinator, David Reaves was arrested on the charges of DUII, reckless driving and reckless endangerment. According to Oregon athletic director Rob Mullens, Reaves has been placed on administrative leave and the process for his termination has begun.

Reaves was stopped at 2:12 AM in downtown Eugene and was driving with a passenger in the vehicle. After he was stopped, Reaves was arrested and booked into the Lane County Jail at 5:18 AM. After posting bail, Reaves was released at 9:58 AM.

Reaves had just signed a 2-year contract worth $300,000 per year. That same contract included a section that stated Reaves could be fired for violating any kind of local, state or federal law.

Mullens issued the following statement on the issue:

"Reaves has been placed on administrative leave and the process to terminate his employment with cause has commenced," UO athletic director Rob Mullens said in a statement. "The University has high standards for the conduct of employees and is addressing this matter with the utmost of seriousness."