WR Darren Carrington dismissed from Oregon

WR Darren Carrington dismissed from Oregon

WR Darren Carrington dismissed from Oregon

Carrington was arrested earlier this month and charged with driving under the influence of intoxicants (DUII). Carrington graduated in June with a degree in sociology.

Almost two weeks after OR 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. "We wish him all the best in his future endeavors", head coach Willie Taggart wrote in a statement.

OR hired Willie Taggart as its new head coach this offseason, replacing Mark Helfrich, whom the team replaced following a 4-8 year. Carrington was initially suspended indefinitely before Friday's news. Without Carrington, Oregon will likely lean on sophomore Dillon Mitchell and freshman Darrian McNeal to step up and fill the void left by the former star receiver. Reaves reached a settlement with the University over his contract and resigned in February.

Eugene police say Carrington was arrested after hitting a pole at a McDonald's restaurant at 3:15 a.m. on July 1.

He was suspended for the College Football Playoff championship game against Ohio State in January 2015, reportedly for failing an NCAA-mandated drug test.

The announcement of Carrington's dismissal comes just two weeks away from the start of Oregon's fall camp on July 30.

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