Lyerla hopes to leave for Las Vegas

Lyerla hopes to leave for Las Vegas

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EUGENE, OR - APRIL 27: Colt Lyerla #15 of the Oregon Duckslooks on from the sidelines during the second half of the Oregon Spring Game at Autzen Stadium on April 27, 2013 in Eugene, Oregon. (Photo by Steve Dykes/Getty Images)

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by Associated Press

kgw.com

Posted on December 7, 2013 at 2:16 PM

EUGENE, Ore. (AP) -- Former University of Oregon football player Colt Lyerla wants a judge to let him move to Las Vegas to train for National Football League draft.

The 21-year-old tight end was arrested in October, shortly after he left the Ducks. He was released from a Eugene jail on the condition that he remains in Oregon while his cocaine possession case goes through the court system.

But attorney Stephen Houze says in court documents that his client wants to move to Las Vegas to be under the guidance of Dwight Ross, a trainer who lists dozens of athletes as clients.

Houze wrote that no comparable training program exists in Oregon.

The Register-Guard newspaper reports that a hearing on the request has been delayed until Dec. 17.

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