Just two weeks ago, Oregon wide receiver Darren Carrington was arrested and charged with driving under the influence of intoxicants and the incident took place at a local McDonald’s in Eugene. Now, after an indefinite suspension that was levied immediately following the incident, word has come down that Carrington is no longer on the Oregon football team.
Andrew Greif of The Oregonian brings word from Oregon head coach Willie Taggert, who issued the following statement.
“I have visited with Darren Carrington and informed him that he is no longer a member of our program. We will always consider Darren a Duck and support him in any way we can. We wish him all the best in his future endeavors.”
This is not an overly surprising result given the charges against Carrington but, in the same breath, it is brutal for the rising senior. He produced 43 receptions for more than 600 yards and five touchdowns as a junior and there was even a brief flirtation with entry into the 2017 NFL Draft.
With that said, Carrington’s dismissal spells the end of his tenure in Eugene and it will be interesting to see where he lands, especially with the pending legal issue. Carrington already graduated from the university and that would theoretically allow him to move elsewhere and play immediately under grad transfer rules. Stay tuned.