ALBANY, Ore. - Pulled over for going 118 mph on Interstate 5 in June, Star Oregon Duck football player Cliff Harris told a state trooper he could search the car for drugs - because they had already smoked all the marijuana.
"Who’s got the marijuana in the car?" the trooper asks, according to dashboard camera video from the incident.
"Just smoked it all," Harris replies.
"Just smoked it all?"
"I don’t know if I believe that."
"You can search the car, sir," Harris says. "We just smoked it all.”
The trooper goes on to determine the identities of the other occupants of the car.
"What’s your name? I can’t hear, what’s his name?"
"You’re Darron Thomas?"
"Yes you are.”
"Why are you guys smoking dope driving down the road at 118 miles per hour?” the trooper asks.
"Just trying to get home," Harris says.
"How do you think (Oregon Coach Chip) Kelly would like it if I called him?" the trooper asks. "How do you think he would like it if I called and told him you were doing 118 mph down the freeway, the star football players on the team?"
The only form of ID Harris had on him at the time was his University of Oregon student ID. He did not have his driver's license, which was suspended at the time.
The trooper eventually cited Harris for speeding and driving with a suspended license but did not search the vehicle.
‘You guys are a pretty important part of that football program down there," the trooper says. "We want you to stay alive and be able to help your teammates out.”
This is a developing story. Watch KVAL.com and KVAL 13 TV News at 5, 6 and 11 for updates