SCORESHEET: Lyerla back in court; Hill arrested, suspended
EUGENE The prosecution and defense in the Colt Lyerla case met for nearly an hour Monday in a private settlement conference within the chambers of Lane County Circuit Court Judge Jay A. McAlpin, but apparently the two sides failed to reach a resolution.
It was unknown if Lyerla's cocaine possession charges would reach trial, as no date was set. The former Oregon Ducks standout tight end could reach a settlement agreement, among other options.
Lyerla will return to the courthouse Tuesday morning. His attorney, Stephen Houze, has issued a motion that would allow Lyerla to live and train out of state in Las Vegas, where he plans to prepare for the 2014 NFL draft.
The release modification hearing is scheduled for 8:30 a.m.
Also in Eugene, Oregon junior backup cornerback Troy Hill has been suspended indefinitely by coach Mark Helfrich after being arrested Froiday and charged with misdemeanor menacing and criminal mischief.
Hill, who entered a not guilty plea, is scheduled to appear in court Jan. 21.
"We expect every member of our program to hold themselves to a high standard of conduct and to represent this university with class, pride and integrity," Helfrich said in a statement. "We will wait until the legal process has concluded before making any final determination of Troy Hill's status."