Oregon linebacker Torrodney Prevot, a part-time starter last season, is under investigation by Eugene and university police after a criminal complaint was filed against him. Ducks coach Mark Helfrich announced Friday night that Prevot has been suspended indefinitely.
The Daily Emerald, the Oregon student newspaper, reported that a former Ducks athlete said she filed a complaint against Prevot, accusing him of physically assaulting her twice earlier this year.
Oregon and Eugene police confirmed to ESPN.com that a report was filed but wouldn't provide further information because the investigation remained open.
Helfrich's decision to suspend Prevot came soon after details of his situation trickled out.
"It's something that we received some new information last night and we made a decision in real time," Helfrich said Saturday. "It's something that has gone on since kind of late spring and early summer that we've been beyond proactive, beyond transparent and beyond cooperative in every aspect, and we'll continue to do that. As we go forward and find out new information regarding that whole process, university process, we'll act accordingly and appropriately."
Helfrich said Prevot was suspended for violating the university's code of conduct and that his status would be re-evaluated "at the conclusion of the university process."
A university police spokesman said any complaint of violence also would be investigated by the school's Title IX office.
Prevot's name did not appear on the Ducks' depth chart that was released Friday.
A 6-foot-3, 215-pound senior out of Houston, he started five games last season and ranked eighth on the team with 48 tackles. He had moved to defensive end because the Ducks changed to a 4-3 defense under new coordinator Brady Hoke.
The Oregonian reported that Prevot had not been giving interviews during the Ducks preseason camp, which ended Thursday.
Oregon plays host to UC Davis on Sept. 3 in the 2016 season opener.