Former Oregon TE Colt Lyerla Escapes From Police Custody

Former Oregon tight end Colt Lyerla is on the run.

According to a report from Tony Hernandez of The Oregonian, the troubled 24 year old escaped from the Washington County Community Correction Center where he was serving a six-month sentence for drug possession.

“County workers found an open window and an escape in progress. All residents were counted except for Lyerla,” The Oregonian stated.

Lyerla has a long list of legal issues which include heroin possession and multiple drug charges, along with forgery. With the new warrant out for his arrest following his escape from custody, Lyerla is facing a felony second-degree escape charge.

Lyerla was once a promising NFL prospect, but his off-field issues led to him going undrafted in the 2014 NFL Draft before signing on with the Green Bay Packers as a free agent.

Ultimately, Lyerla was booted from the team after suffering a torn posterior cruciate ligament and medial collateral ligament in his right knee.

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