Change of plea, sentencing for Duck football player Friday

Change of plea, sentencing for Duck football player Friday
Kiko Alonso

EUGENE, Ore. - The University of Oregon football player accused of breaking into a stranger's home in a "confused and disoriented" state early Sunday morning is expected to change his plea and face sentencing Friday.

Kiko Alonso is scheduled for a change of plea hearing Friday at 8:30 a.m.

Deputies arrested Alonso and booked him on charges of felony first degree burglary, second degree criminal mischief and first degree criminal trespassing.

Assistant District Attorney Chris Parosa said Alonso is expected to be arraigned, change his plea and be sentenced Friday morning. He declined to talk about what charges, what plea or what sentence Alonso might face.

Coach Chip Kelly "indefinitely suspended" Alonso from the team on Monday.

The incident took place in the early morning hours the day after Oregon's Spring Game scrimmage.

Alonso missed last season while serving a suspension for being arrested for driving under the influence. He later was injured and unable to play but made a strong showing at the Spring Game.

The woman who reported waking up to hear Alonso ringing her doorbell and knocking on her door in the early morning hours Sunday said she attended the Spring Game but didn't recognize Alonso.

"You're in the wrong house. This is not the house you are looking for. You need to leave," she recalled telling Alonso. "He looked at me and said no, it wasn't the wrong house."

The woman asked KVAL News not to identify her out of concern for her safety.

The woman said she hid and called 911. "Next thing I hear is glass breaking," she said.

Deputies responded with a K9 unit and found Alonso inside the house "confused and disoriented," according to the sheriff's office. The resident told KVAL News deputies found Alonso in an upstairs bedroom.

Felony first degree burglary is the same charge brought against former Duck quarterback Jeremiah Masoli in 2010. In that case, the district attorney's office made a negotiated plea agreement with Masoli and Garrett Embry to reduce the charge to a misdemeanor in exchange for a plea of guilty.

At the time, District Attorney Alex Gardner said reducing felony burglary to misdemeanor burglary is not uncommon.