According to The Oregonian, Heard was arrested on misdemeanor charges of fourth-degree assault and harassment and jailed by Lane County at 6:14 p.m. He is being forced to stay in jail overnight while he awaits a court appearance.
The 6-foot-3, 250-pound Heard has played defensive end this season in Brady Hoke's 4-3 defense after being an outside linebacker in Oregon's 3-4 alignment last year. Even with the suspension of Torrodney Prevot before the season for a violation of university and athletic department codes of conduct, Heard could not break into the two-deep at defensive end. Henry Mondeaux (6-foot-5, 280) and Justin Hollins (6-foot-6, 235) are listed as the Ducks' starters at defensive end currently.
The 22-year-old Heard, who transferred from Laney College two years ago, has played in all eight Ducks games this season without registering a tackle. He does have one quarterback hit. He played in 11 games last year and collected five tackles.
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