Darren Carrington Dismissed by Oregon Football Team Following DUI Arrest

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OR had indefinitely suspended Carrington after police stopped him in downtown Eugene. Coach Willie Taggart made the announcement on Friday. "We will always consider Darren a Duck and support him in any way we can".

The dismissal of Carrington is somewhat of a surprise simply because of how important he was to the offense.

UO had already dealt with a similar situation swiftly earlier this year, when it moved to fire co-offensive coordinator David Reaves within hours of his January arrest on a similar DUII charge, also in downtown Eugene. Reaves reached a settlement with the University over his contract and resigned in February.

In 2015, Carrington was named to the second-team All-Pac-12 with a career-high 609 receiving yards and six touchdowns.

Carrington, viewed as a mid-round pick if he had turned pro, has been kicked off the Ducks team after he was arrested for driving under the influence of intoxicants.

Carrington caught 112 passes for 1,919 yards and 15 touchdowns in his OR career.

Carrington was arrested July 1 after police said he hit a pole at a McDonald's in Eugene at 3:15 a.m. Following his electric performance in the Rose Bowl, he was barred from the National Championship game against Ohio State for failing an NCAA drug test.

The combination of off-field troubles and on-field inconsistencies kept Carrington from sustaining that production over the course of a full season.

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