Cliff Harris Found Guilty of Harassment

Cliff Harris appearing in court (KPTV)
Cliff Harris appearing in court (KPTV)
Cliff Harris appearing in court

As if his troubles with the Ducks weren’t enough. After three arrests in eight days, Cliff Harris learned Friday that he had been found guilty of harassment (the second of his three arrests).

Judge Jim Fun sentenced Harris to 18 months bench probation with no additional jail time for his involvement in a dispute with a female outside a Portland area Buffalo Wild Wings. Harris also is required to perform 100 hours of community service and enroll in an alcohol and anger management treatment program.

Here’s a rundown of Harris’ timeline:

  • May 1: Cliff Harris arrested on charges of marijuana possession
  • May 2: Harris released by New York Jets
  • May 3: Harris arrested near Hillsboro Buffalo Wild Wings
  • May 7: Harris arrested for third time in the month of May

When discussing the matter of his arrests, Harris commented on his public figure status being a cause.

[gn_quote style=”1″]”I feel like I’m put on a pedestal because I play sports,” Harris said. He also questioned the reasoning for his third arrest. “I still showed up. And they locked me up. The officer already explained I was going to be late. He gave them a timeframe. How was I going to make it when I have no way and no means to get there?” said Harris, whose car was impounded according to KPTV. [/gn_quote]

Harris, after being released by the Jets, is a free agent. With his recent troubles off the field, this may be the end of his NFL career.

During his time with the Ducks, Harris was pulled over for going 118 MPH on I-5 South between Portland and Eugene when he made his infamous  “we smoked it all” quote.

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