Oregon dismisses reserve defensive back

Updated: January 26, 2013, 7:13 PM ET
Associated Press

EUGENE, Ore. -- Oregon coach Mark Helfrich has dismissed defensive back James Scales from the team for a rules violation.

The school was not specific about the violation in making the announcement Saturday.

Scales, a sophomore, played in seven games last season, making six tackles.

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