OR dismisses WR Darren Carrington following arrest

Ross Houston
July 15, 2017

"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", head coach Willie Taggart wrote in a statement. Reaves later resigned in February. Carrington was initially suspended indefinitely before Friday's news. "It hasn't failed yet, and I hate to say make an example of them but it is what it is". The speedy Carrington averaged 17.1 yards per receptions with 15 touchdowns during his career.

He had 43 catches for 606 yards and five touchdowns in 2016 and was expected to be the Ducks' top receiver in the fall.


OR will indeed be without one of its top playmakers when the Ducks host Nebraska in September.

His dismissal from the program caps a career that produced highlights and lowlights. He's a gamer. He's one of those guys that loves to play the game of football.


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

OR is scheduled to open the 2017 season on September 2 against Southern Utah.


Carrington was arrested in the early morning hours of July 1, following an accident at a McDonald's at 659 E. Broadway in Eugene. He also was cited for careless driving and making an improper turn, according to the Register-Guard.

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