Back in 2010, Cliff Harris was a Consensus All-American and First-Team All-Pac 10 cornerback and the most electrifying kick returner in college football for Chip Kelly’s Orgeon Ducks. Through the conclusion of the 2010 regular season, Harris led the nation with four punt return touchdowns and 20 passes defended.
Harris’ career started to go off the rails after he was dismissed from the Oregon football team in December of 2011 after a series of traffic-related offenses and several instances of marijuana possession. The breaking point came when Harris was pulled over in a car by Oregon State Police for traveling 118 miles per hour on Interstate 5 with a suspended license. The officer smelled weed in the car and when asked if he was in possession, Harris replied “We smoked it all.”
Despite his off the field troubles, Harris’ supreme talents landed him a spot on the Philadelphia Eagles roster for four months in 2012 before being released. He was picked up by the New York Giants in 2013, but was released after being charged with possession of marijuana.
In the latest incident, Harris was arrested for at 1 AM Sunday morning for theft, drug possession and possession of paraphernalia, according to TMZ. Officials also claim Harris violated his probation, stemming from a 2015 incident in which Harris set fire to a grassy median in Fresno, CA.
Harris’ mugshot is evidence that the dude has fallen into a downward spiral.
Hopefully Cliff can get the help he needs to get his life going in a positive direction.