Police cite Duck recruit for physical harassment

EUGENE, Ore. - A Duck football recruit faces a misdemeanor charge of physical harassment after slapping a woman's bottom in an attempt to get her to leave a house at 3 a.m. Sunday, Eugene Police said.

Tyree Robinson got in a dispute with the woman while trying to get her to leave a house in the 1400 block of Orchard Street, according to police.

The woman did not require medical attention, police said.

Robinson was cited to appear in municipal court July 30.

The University of Oregon football program said any discipline related to the incident would "be handled internally."

“We are aware of the situation and will continue to gather information regarding all of the surrounding circumstances," head football coach Mark Helfrich said in a statement. "We expect - and our student-athletes are committed to - the highest level of conduct as members of this University community and team. We will continue to educate all of our student-athletes in all matters of behavior consistent with these standards. Once all the facts are in and in accordance with team policy, disciplinary action will be handled internally.”

Robinson and his twin brother Tyrell committed to Oregon before coach Chip Kelly left. The brothers reopened their recruitment and looked at Washington and Ohio State before recommitting to Oregon.

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