Did Jeremiah Masoli quit or was he booted?

Masoli said he had asked for and received his release from Oregon prior to the school’s announcement that he had been dismissed from the team.

“I was surprised about the announcement because we had already agreed that I was not returning and would be transferring,” Masoli wrote. “The announcement was made because I had been stopped for a driving infraction. However, I had already made my decision to transfer and had received my release prior to this announcement so the dismissal announcement was not really a factor in my leaving.”