OR kicks WR Darren Carrington off team following DUI arrest

  • OR kicks WR Darren Carrington off team following DUI arrest

OR kicks WR Darren Carrington off team following DUI arrest

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OR coach Willie Taggart has dismissed Ducks WR Darren Carrington following a DUII charge that resulted in his indefinite suspension.

Carrington has been removed from Oregon's football program after being suspended indefinitely for a DUII arrest earlier in July, Andrew Greif of The Oregonian reports.

OR had indefinitely suspended Carrington following his July 1 arrest. "We wish him all the best in his future endeavors", head coach Willie Taggart wrote in a statement.

OR wide receiver Darren Carrington announced in January that he would return for his senior season, rather than enter the 2017 National Football League draft. Police stopped him in downtown Eugene after receiving a call of a possibly intoxicated driver. Carrington led the Ducks in receiving yards previous year, catching 43 passes for 606 yards and five touchdowns. He had 112 career receptions for 1,919 yards and 15 touchdowns.

Carrington has had several off-field incidents while at OR, including being suspended by the NCAA for the 2014 College Football Playoff title game for failing a drug test. Listed as a wide receiver, cornerback, and even quarterback, coming out of high school, Carrington will have another season in which he is still eligible to play for a new program. Just this past October, he was accused of pushing a fan and breaking his arm following an Arizona State home game.