Oregon suspends LB Alonso for 2010 season

Oregon suspends LB Alonso for 2010 season

Published Feb. 22, 2010 12:00 a.m. ET

Oregon coach Chip Kelly has suspended linebacker Kiko Alonso for the 2010 football season.

Alonso was arrested Saturday on suspicion of driving under the influence of intoxicants -- the fourth Ducks player to be arrested in the past month.

Alonso played in 12 games as a redshirt freshman last season. The school said Monday he will have two seasons of eligibility remaining after the 2010 season.

Alonso's arrest indirectly led to the dismissal of receiver Jamere Holland. In a Facebook post, Holland mistakenly concluded Alonso had been kicked off the team and blasted the move.

Kelly quickly dropped Holland from the team, citing a violation of team rules.