Oregon Removes Traeshon Holden From Team After Surprising Arrest

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It’s been a busy offseason for the Oregon Ducks as the program has brought in numerous talented players from high school and through the portal.

However, things took a turn on Wednesday after the team decided to remove transfer wide receiver Traeshon Holden from the team.

According to On3, the former Alabama receiver was arrested early Wednesday morning, “and is facing three charges — menacing, unlawful use of a weapon, and coercion.”

As of now, Holden is in custody. Meanwhile, the Oregon Ducks head coach issued a statement regarding the situation, per On3.

“We are aware of the incident involving Traeshon Holden, and he has been dismissed from our team. We have high standards for the student-athletes, coaches, and staff in our football program, and we are disappointed when these standards are not met. We will continue to hold everyone in our program accountable for meeting our expectations.”

Traeshon Holden is a transfer from the University of Alabama. When he originally chose Oregon, it was expected he’d be competing for a starting role.

Instead, he’s no longer on the roster and won’t be participating for the Ducks this year.

Overall, this isn’t great news for Oregon. Especially considering the coaching staff was hopeful Holden would become a legitimate weapon on the offense.

Now, the Ducks might be thin at wide receiver with Traeshon Holdon dismissed from the team and Dont’e Thorton leaving Oregon to play for the Tennessee Volunteers.

With that said, keep an eye on this team moving forward. Someone is going to have to step up in the wide receiver room for the Ducks to remain competitive in the Pac-12.