By James Crepea | OregonLive.com | February 17, 2023
The Lane County District Attorney's office will not be filing charges against former Oregon Ducks receiver Traeshon Holden, according to his attorney.
Holden was dismissed from the UO football team following his Wednesday morning arrest by Eugene police on accusations of felony unlawful use of a weapon and coercion and misdemeanor menacing. The Lane County District Attorney's office told KEZI it reviewed body camera footage and video surveillance and interviewed an additional witness and will not be filing charges against Holden.
"Traeshon Holden did nothing wrong," Jacob Houze, his attorney, said in a statement. "The Lane County District Attorney's thorough review of the evidence has confirmed that. Now that he has been exonerated, he deserves to have his good name back."
The Lane County District Attorney's office could not be reached Friday night and district attorney Patricia Perlow did not immediately respond to an email from The Oregonian/OregonLive.
Prior to Holden's release from custody at Lane County jail Wednesday afternoon, the charges against him were listed as "cleared" on the Lane County jail website.
Eugene police originally declined to release a copy of the arrest report, any photos of the firearm purported to have been found or audio of the 911 call from the incident, all of which were requested by The Oregonian/OregonLive, citing an "open court case." Police did not immediately respond to a request for those same records submitted following the district attorney's decision not to file charges.
It's not immediately clear how the decision by the Lane County District Attorney's office will impact Holden's status with the Oregon football program. A UO spokesman did not immediately return a request for comment Friday night.
Holden was entering his fourth-year junior season and expected to compete for a starting job with the Ducks. The 6-foot-3, 214-pound receiver had 25 catches for 331 yards and six touchdowns at Alabama last season and 21 receptions for 239 yards and a score in 2021.