Darren Carrington is no longer part of Oregon football.
Nearly two weeks after Oregon wide receiver Darren Carrington was suspended from the team following a DUI arrest, head coach Willie Taggart released a statement on Friday that Carrington is no longer part of the team.
“I have visited with Darren Carrington and informed him that he is no longer a member of our program,” Taggart said in a news release. “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.”
Carrington, 22 years old and entering his senior season, was the most reliable wide receiver for the Ducks last year, catching 43 passes for a team-high 606 yards and five touchdowns. Over his career he caught 112 passes for 1,919 yards and 15 touchdowns.
Carrington was arrested in the early morning on July 1 after colliding with a pole outside a McDonald’s drive-through near Eugene. He was charged on a misdemeanor count of driving under the influence.