Note: This story is from May 2011. It resurfaced on the "KATU.com Most Popular" list after Kiko Alonso won the defensive MVP award in the Rose Bowl.
EUGENE, Ore. - Oregon Duck Linebacker Kristian "Kiko" Alonso has been suspended from the team after being arrested and jailed Sunday.
Dave Williford with the University of Oregon athletics department confirmed Alonso had been suspended. No word yet on the length or terms of the suspension.
Lane County Corrections officials confirmed Alonso was arrested and released from the Lane County Jail on Sunday.
Corrections officials would not confirm the charges the lineback faced or which law enforcement agency arrested him. The Oregonian reported Sunday that Alonso was arrested and charged with burglary, criminal mischief and criminal trespass. KVAL News is working to confirm and learn more about the charges.
This is not the red shirt junior's first run in with the law. Last season the linebacker was suspended after a DUII charge in February 2010. Following Alonso's DUII charge, he spent the season rehabilitating from a season-ending knee injury in the spring.
While 2011 rosters have not been set, Alonso would have competed for a starting spot on the Oregon defense to replace recently drafted Casey Matthews, who was picked up by the Philadelphia Eagles in the fourth round.
After Alonso's arrest last season, the linebacker would have had two seasons of eligibility remaining following the 2010 season.
KVAL talked to Alonso the day prior to his arrest after Saturday's Oregon Spring Game.