According to reports, embattled University of Oregon cornerback Cliff Harris paid off $1,620 of his now infamous traffic fines collection Thursday afternoon. The fines stem from a notorious incident in which Harris was arrested driving 118 miles per hour during the wee hours of the night with a suspended license. Amusingly, an official from the Linn County Circuit Court announced that the check used to pay off the fines was written by Harris' mother.
The payment is just a first step for Harris, who still owes thousands of dollars worth of fines stemming from the incident, and several others like it. The twenty-year old faces an indefinite suspension handed down from Ducks' coach Chip Kelly following his arrest.
To further compound matters, investigations have uncovered that the 2011 Nissan Altima that Harris was driving at the time of the incident was rented by Mindy Schmidling, a payroll specialist for the University of Oregon. The NCAA is further researching the situation.