Last week we mentioned that the Jets cut cornerback Cliff Harris after he was arrested for possession of marijuana in New Jersey. After the Jets sent him packing, Harris went back home to Oregon — where he was arrested again.
Portland TV station KGW reports that Harris was arrested on Friday night for domestic harassment after witnesses said they saw him pushing his girlfriend at a Buffalo Wild Wings.
Harris (pictured during his time in the Eagles’ training camp last year) has a long history of trouble with the law. He was kicked off Oregon’s football team in 2011 after a string of off-field incidents that included marijuana possession and several traffic offenses. He may be best remembered for an incident in which he was pulled over for driving 118 miles an hour while his license was suspended. The officer who pulled Harris over reported that he smelled marijuana in Harris’s car, and when he asked Harris who had the pot, Harris answered, “We smoked it all.”
It’s a shame that those incidents are what Harris is best known for, because he has undeniable talent: As a sophomore in 2010 he was an outstanding player on both defense and special teams, leading the NCAA in both passes defensed and punt return touchdowns. But it appears that Harris is intent on letting his talent go to waste, and at this point, it’s hard to see any NFL team giving him another chance.