Oregon quarterback Jeremiah Masoli has been suspended for the 2010 season and running back LaMichael James has been suspended for the opener against New Mexico after each entered guilty pleas in court on Friday.
Masoli pleaded guilty to second-degree burglary in connection to a Jan. 24 break-in at the Sigma Alpha Epsilon fraternity.
James pleaded guilty to a misdemeanor charge of physical harassment in a fight with a longtime girlfriend. Four additional misdemeanor charges were dismissed as part of James' plea deal with prosecutors.
Reaction to Friday's news:
George Schroeder, Eugene Register-Guard: By suspending Masoli for the 2010 season, Kelly probably destroyed the Ducks' chances of repeating their Rose Bowl run. But the coach went a long way toward restoring his program's reputation. And he laid the foundation for the time — not soon, but someday — when Oregon football is again about, well, football.
John Canzano, Oregonian: In the end, Oregon football wasn't so much about a couple of stolen laptops, or even a trip downtown in the back of a police cruiser. It was about lies.
Ken Goe, Oregonian: Oregon's image has been tarnished from coast to coast.
Adam Jude, Register-Guard: Oregon athletic director Mike Bellotti said he will review his department's "code of conduct" for student-athletes on all its sports teams.
James Day, Statesman Journal: The Eugene police have to get credit here. They didn't leak stuff, they didn't name any suspects prematurely. They worked the case and got their man.
Rachel Bachman, Oregonian: Oregon fans may levy the toughest judgment on Masoli and James.
Oregonian: Court documents from the Masoli and Embry burglary case.
John Hunt, Oregonian: Darron Thomas or Nick Costa? Do the Ducks now have a quarterback controversy?