Oregon suspends WR Jones for violation of team rules

Updated: October 19, 2007, 3:57 PM ET
Associated Press

EUGENE, Ore. -- Oregon (No. 10 BCS, No. 7 AP) have suspended sophomore receiver Derrick Jones indefinitely for violation of team rules.

The suspension means the Ducks' thin receiving corps just got thinner. Already out for the season was Brian Paysinger, who had knee surgery, and Cameron Colvin, who broke his ankle in Oregon's victory over Washington State last weekend.

True freshman Aaron Pflugrad, whose father is receivers coach Robin Pflugrad, will likely start when the Ducks visit Washington on Saturday. It will be his first college start.

Coming in after Colvin got hurt against the Cougars, Pflugrad caught a 22-yard touchdown pass from Dennis Dixon for his first touchdown.


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