PORTLAND -- Former University of Oregon football player Cliff Harris was pulled over for speeding in Washington County Tuesday, while he was on his way to a court appearance for domestic harassment, police said.
Harris had been arrested Friday night outside of Buffalo Wild Wings, in Hillsboro, after reports he was arguing with and shoving his girlfriend, said Lt. Henry Reimann with the Hillsboro Police Department.
Harris was scheduled to appear in court at 8:30, but failed to appear. Soon afterward a Washington County deputy called the court clerk to say Harris would not make his hearing because he had just been pulled over, according to sheriff's office Sgt. Bob Ray.
Harris was reportedly driving his mother's car when he was pulled over at Highway 219 and Scholls Ferry Road. He told the deputy he was driving fast because he was late for court, Ray said.
"The deputy cited him for driving with no license on his person, speeding and passing in a no-passing zone," Ray explained. "Because he had no license on him he could not drive away from the scene, and had to call to get a ride."
Harris was cited for the traffic violations. A bench warrant was issued for his arrest when he failed to appear for his 8:30 hearing. He was expected to spend a night in jail and appear again in court Wednesday afternoon.
Harris was dismissed from the Ducks’ football program in 2011 for violation of team rules after a series of traffic-related offenses. He was cut from the New York Jets last month after he and teammate Claude Davis were arrested for marijuana possession.