LaMichael James, Oregon's standout running back, has been jailed and charged with fourth-degree domestic assault, a misdemeanor that carries a potential one-year prison term.
He's also charged with strangulation and menacing, both misdemeanors.
Police say the incident happened in the early morning of Jan. 24. James was jailed Tuesday in Springfield and as of the time of this post, no bail had been set.
James, a redshirt freshman who rushed for 1,542 yards last season and had seven consecutive 100-yard rushing games, was named the team's most outstanding player.
Several Duck players have run afoul of the law since the team's appearance in the Rose Bowl. Kickers Mike Bowlin and Rob Beard were in a brawl. Beard was knocked unconscious and needed facial surgery.
Bowlin has left the team and Beard had been charged with assault.
Quarterback Jeremiah Masoli and receiver Garrett Embry were named in a police report alleging theft at a fraternity. Masoli has not been charged and Embry has been dismissed from the team. Sports By Brooks reported earlier this week that a grand jury was reviewing evidence in the theft case.
The incidents all occurred on Jan. 24.
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