It’s never to early to start on your resume.
No, not your football resume. Rather, your criminal history as there are many players in the NFL with an extensive background in that department.
For former Oregon Ducks star and Packers tight end Colt Lyerla, he’s currently a wanted man.
The one-time Packer (who made the disabled list and never played) reportedly escaped from Washington County jail on Thursday. He reportedly climbed out of a first story window from jail and took off. Someone dropped the ball here.
Lyerla was two months into a six month sentence for heroin possession before escaping. It’s hardly surprising given his turbulent tenure at Oregon. His on-field success, helping Oregon win the 2012 Pac-12 Championship and the 2013 Fiesta Bowl, betrayed his off-the-field struggles.
Arrested in 2013 for possession of cocaine, Lyerla was currently serving time for possession of heroin.
This tends to happen more than we think: a young star sees his future ruined due to off-the-field issues.
After being released by the Packers, he was charged with a DUI shortly after. Then, his failed arena football stint, coupled with his personal troubles, let to him squandering a once promising career.
We hope, for his sake, Lyerla gets the help he needs to turn his life around. Lyerla is set to face second-degree felony charges when he is caught.