EUGENE — A judge has denied former Oregon tight end Colt Lyerla's request to train in Las Vegas for next year's NFL draft while he is awaiting trial on a drug charge in Oregon.

EUGENE — A judge has denied former Oregon tight end Colt Lyerla's request to train in Las Vegas for next year's NFL draft while he is awaiting trial on a drug charge in Oregon.

Lyerla is facing a felony cocaine possession charge stemming from an arrest on Oct. 23..

Lyerla announced he was leaving Oregon on Oct. 6 after a one-game suspension for violating team rules. He declined to enter the Drug Court program, which gives offenders a chance to have their charges dismissed if they complete treatment for addiction, and efforts since to settle the case have been unsuccessful. The two sides meet again on Dec. 27.