Ducks’ Bellotti Gives Incognito His Release

From Times Wire Services

Troubled center Richie Incognito, who was given a chance Thursday by Oregon Coach Mike Bellotti, failed to meet conditions to become a member of the team and has been given his release, the Oregonian reported Tuesday.

Incognito, a junior who was an All-Big 12 selection at Nebraska, was earlier suspended by Cornhusker Coach Bill Callahan for repeated violations of team rules and decided to transfer.

He enrolled at Oregon last week and was on scholarship but never practiced with the team.


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