EUGENE – University of Oregon Head Football Coach Chip Kelly has announced that there is potential…
Decision for Reinstatement to Come Later
Blount signed a document saying he would adhere to specific "academic, behavioral and athletic guidelines" in order to successfully gain back reinstatement.
Kelly mentioned a number of prominent figures, such as former NFL head coach Tony Dungy and acclaimed Berkeley sociologist Harry Edwards, counseled Kelly and talked with Blount personally regarding the decision.
Kelly understands that there will be backlash but stated that, "this wasn't a football decision but rather a human being decision."
Kelly also indicated that he had spoken about his decision to the team last night, but did not ask for their input. He added that the team is "on board this morning and supports the plan in place" for Blount's potential reinstatement.
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