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OR dismisses Darren Carrington from football program

OR dismisses Darren Carrington from football program

Carrington, who would have entered his senior season, was arrested on DUI charges July 1. Coach Willie Taggart made the announcement on Friday.

"We will always consider Darren a Duck and support him in any way we can", Taggart said in the statement. He would not have been eligible for this week's supplemental draft. "We wish him all the best in his future endeavors".

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

The Oregon football team will play the 2017 season without its most talented receiver. Reaves reached a settlement with the University over his contract and resigned in February.

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OR dismissed redshirt senior WR Darren Carrington.

According to Eugene police, Carrington was arrested after colliding with a pole in the drive-through lane at a McDonald's near the OR campus. He led the team with 606 receiving yards and was second with 43 receptions in 2016 while averaging 17.1 yards per reception with 15 touchdowns during his career. His breakout performance came in UO's 2015 Rose Bowl victory against Florida State, where he caught seven passes for 165 yards and two touchdowns.

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

The wideout did not play in the 2014 College Football Playoff championship game after failing an NCAA-administered drug test, the Register-Guard reported.