Colt Lyerla pleads guilty

Updated: December 27, 2013, 10:12 PM ET
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Former Oregon tight end Colt Lyerla plead guilty to cocaine possession Friday, a move that will allow him to train for the NFL scouting combine.

Lyerla was sentenced to 10 days in jail with another 10 days suspended, the Eugene Register-Guard reported. He was also put on probation to the court and told to enroll in a drug treatment program.

Earlier this month, a judge denied Lyerla's request to train in Las Vegas for the combine while awaiting trial. With his plea, he will be able to get himself ready after serving his sentence.

Lyerla has until Jan. 3 to report to the jail, the Register-Guard reported.

Before he was sentenced, Lyerla said he was ashamed.

"No matter what the outcome, I'm going to use this experience to become a better person," he told the judge, according to the newspaper.

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