Oregon's James arrested, jailed on domestic violence charges

Maybe there’s something in the water in Eugene that is toxic to University of Oregon running backs.

Because for the second time in five months, a Ducks running back is in major trouble.

LaMichael James, the Pac-10's offensive freshman player of the year, was arrested on charges of alleged domestic violence and remained in jail as of Wednesday afternoon.

James was reportedly booked at 3 a.m. local time by Springfield, Ore., police Wednesday on charges of strangulation, assault and menacing.

The Texarkana, Texas, native became a starter for the Ducks after LaGarrette Blount was famously suspended for punching a Boise State player after a season-opening loss.

James’ season took off immediately, as he led the Pac-10 champions with 1,546 rushing yards and 14 touchdowns. He averaged 118.9 yards a game and was named to the All-Pac-10 second team while finishing second in the conference in rushing yards to Stanford's Toby Gerhart.

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