Mugshot Reveals Tragic Transformation of a Once Great All-American Football Player

In 2010, University of Oregon football player Cliff Harris looked like he had one of the most promising futures a college student could have:

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Coming from Fresno, California, Harris entered his collegiate career as the #7 cornerback prospect in his freshman class of 2009.

To no one’s surprise, he quickly lived up to the hype.

The #13 player rounded up 33 solo tackles and five interceptions while leading the nation with four punt return touchdowns and 20 passes defended:

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He even helped the Ducks win another PAC-12 championship.

However, while things were going great for Harris on the field, while he was off-field, he was beginning to spiral out of control.

On December 5, 2011, Harris was officially cut from the team after he received a number of traffic-related offenses and a citation for possession of marijuana.

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During one incident, Harris was pulled over driving 118 miles per hour while holding a suspended license.

The officer who pulled him over noted the pungent smell of marijuana that filled the car.

When pressed, Harris admitted: 

“We smoked a lot.”

Despite being was cut from the team, Harris’s unbelievable athleticism and skill on the field landed him a contract with the Philadelphia Eagles as an undrafted free agent on April 29, 2012.

He was soon let go, but then got picked up by the New York Jets on January 4, 2013:

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However, Harris would yet again ruin his career when he was caught smoking marijuana with another teammate.

He was immediately cut from the team.

Since Harris’s departure from the Jets, he’s been largely absent from headlines.

But a recent mugshot of Harris has raised an alarm about the former athlete with so much potential.

This past Sunday around 1 a.m., Harris was picked up by police for theft, drug possession and possession of paraphernalia, The Oregonian reported.

Here’s what the former All-American kick returner looks like today:

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harris’s arrest violated his probation, which he received for setting fire to a grassy median in Fresno, CA, in 2015.

Police officials haven’t revealed what drugs Harris was on during the time of his arrest.