Oregon's Thomas: I was asleep in car

Oregon's Thomas: I was asleep in car

Published Aug. 19, 2011 1:00 a.m. ET

Oregon quarterback Darron Thomas says he was asleep in the car when a teammate was pulled over for driving 118 mph earlier this summer.

Thomas also denies he was smoking marijuana. A police dashboard camera revealed that the officer who pulled over cornerback Cliff Harris thought he smelled the odor of marijuana coming from the car.

Harris was cited from speeding and driving on a suspended license following the traffic stop on June 12 on Interstate 5 near Albany, Ore. No other citations were issued.

Harris, who was driving a rented car he says was lent to him by a university employee, was suspended indefinitely after the incident. He will not play in Oregon's opener against LSU on Sept. 3 at Cowboys Stadium.