Masoli Charged With Burglary

Oregon quarterback Jeremiah Masoli was charged today by the Lane Co. District Attorney's office with second degree burglary according to the Eugene television station KVAL. The charges stem from an alleged incident in January in which a member of the SAE fraternity called police and said that Masoli and former Oregon wide receiver Garrett Embry had stolen items from the fraternity house.

According to KVAL, the charge is a one-count indictment, and an arraignment hearing is scheduled for Friday afternoon at the Lane County Courthouse.

No statement has been issued by the University in regards to the charges.

In January published a report that a member of the SAE fraternity alleged Masoli and Embry were spotted inside the fraternity house on January 30th with items belonging to house members.

Allegedly, the member was alone in the house while the rest of the fraternity was at an off-campus party when he saw Embry and Masoli inside the house, sometime after 12 midnight.

There are also unconfirmed reports that Masoli was at an off-campus bar at the same time the complainant alleges the star athlete was involved in the theft.

Embry was released from the team in early January according to Head Coach Chip Kelly. eDuck Sports had inquired with the Athletic Department during the second week of January if Embry was still on the team based on a lead from a source. Initially, the Athletic Department did not confirm Embry's departure, but did so after questions were raised about incidents unrelated to the alleged theft.

Masoli is entering his senior season for the Ducks.

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