March 20, 2018

OR kicks WR Darren Carrington off team following DUI arrest

15 July 2017, 05:56 | Joan Schultz

Darren Carrington


Darren Carrington is no longer a member of the OR football team, the university announced Friday afternoon.

"We will always consider Darren a Duck and support him in any way we can", Taggart said in the statement.

Carrington, who would have entered his senior season, was arrested on DUI charges July 1.

Earlier Friday, Carrington appeared in a since-deleted post on the Taylor's Bar and Grill Instagram account.

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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. "We all know you can make everyone forget about one poor decision!" Coach Willie Taggart made the announcement on Friday.

More details to come as this story develops.

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

In 2015, Carrington was named to the second-team All-Pac-12 with a career-high 609 receiving yards and six touchdowns. After receiving a call of a possibly intoxicated driver, a Eugene police officer observed a Honda Accord make an improper right turn from the McDonald's parking lot and stopped the vehicle at Mill Street and Eighth Avenue, McLaughlin said. According to police, an officer received a call about a possibly intoxicated driver and observed Carrington's vehicle making an improper right turn out of the establishment's parking lot. Carrington was stopped and arrested by EPD at 3:15 a.m. and taken to the Lane Country Jail for processing.

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