Pacific University players held on riot charges | Oregon

FOREST GROVE, Ore. (KOIN) — Two Pacific University football players are facing multiple charges including rioting after allegedly attacking a teenage pot seller at a house in Cornelius.

Christopher Goosby, 18, and 19-year-old Jeremy McGoldrick were arrested at their dorm room after the incidents that began around 5 p.m. Saturday, the Washington County Sheriff’s Office said. 

Police were called at that time to the house in the 2800 block of North Davis Court after the pot seller, who is also 18, was attacked by the football players, the sheriff’s office said. Goosby and McGoldrick were gone by the time police arrived.

After the police left, the sheriff’s office said, Goosby and McGoldrick went back to the house with other players from the football team, and police were called again after getting a report there were 15 people fighting in the street. Goosby again fought with the pot seller and McGoldrick threatened to come back a third time, the sheriff’s office said.

But, again, they were gone before police arrived.

It didn’t take long for the Forest Grove police and Pacific University security to find and arrest Goosby, a 6-foot-1 cornerback from California, and McGoldrick, a 5-foot-9 wide receiver from Hawaii. 

Each now faces charges of riot, harassment and 2nd-degree robbery and are being held at the Washington County Jail on $262,500 bail.

In a statement released late Sunday morning, Pacific University officials said:

“We are very disappointed to learn of the incident yesterday involving two or more of our students. The alleged crimes do not reflect the values of Pacific University, and we will continue to fully cooperate with law enforcement agencies through the entirety of their investigations into this matter. Additionally, we are reviewing the incident in accordance with our Student Code of Conduct, and will determine appropriate actions and next steps.”

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