Ex-Oregon walk-on gets community service

Matt Simms, a former Oregon walk-on, was sentenced Tuesday to 40 hours of community service after his misdemeanor assault charge was reduced to harassment.

Oregon coach Chip Kelly kicked Simms of the team for an undisclosed team rules violation on Feb. 3.

Sims was arrested for allegedly retaliating against a man he believed was part of a brawl in which Oregon kicker Rob Beard was knocked unconscious and suffered serious facial injuries.

Misdemeanor assault charges against Beard are still pending.