Incognito cannot play this football season

Updated: September 28, 2004, 8:56 PM ET
Associated Press

EUGENE, Ore. -- Former Nebraska center Richie Incognito, who withdrew from school after being suspended from the team for disciplinary problems, has enrolled at Oregon.

Incognito could join Oregon practices in the next week pending physical exams, but is ineligible to play this season under NCAA rules.

Oregon coach Mike Bellotti has stipulated that Incognito complete an anger-management course and adhere to a strict code of conduct.

"My point is, he will not represent the University of Oregon on the football field until next year -- if he makes it through everything we do," Bellotti said Tuesday. "He is committed to it, his parents are committed to it. He will be going through certain things that will help if he has anger-management issues."

Incognito, a 6-foot-3, 300-pound junior from Glendale, Ariz., was an all-Big 12 selection last year. He has one season of eligibility left.

The Cornhuskers suspended him indefinitely for what coach Bill Callahan called repeated violations of team rules.

In February, Incognito was charged with three counts of assault stemming from a fight at a party. He was found guilty of one misdemeanor assault charge after a three-day trial in June and paid a $500 fine.

Another charge was dismissed and he was found innocent of the third.

The university also announced Tuesday that sophomore wide receiver Jordan Carey had been dismissed from the Ducks for repeated violations of team rules.


Copyright 2004 by The Associated Press

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