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Published: Mon, July 17, 2017
Global Media | By Abel Hampton

OR dismisses WR Darren Carrington following arrest

OR dismisses WR Darren Carrington following arrest

"I have visited with Darren Carrington and informed him that he is no longer a member of our program", said Taggart in a statement released to media. The departure comes after Carrington was arrested on July 1 on suspicion of driving while under the influence of intoxicants. "We will always consider Darren a Duck and support him in any way we can". Carrington graduated in June with a degree in sociology.

OR hired Willie Taggart as its new head coach this offseason, replacing Mark Helfrich, whom the team replaced following a 4-8 year. "We wish him all the best in his future endeavors". Reaves later resigned in February.

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.

During his time at Oregon, Carrington was one of the most dynamic receivers in the history of the school.

In fact, outside of his recent DUII arrest, he was ruled ineligible to play in the 2014 national title game because he'd failed a drug test and was cited for another alcohol-related incident back in 2015.

It is unclear if the post was related to Taggart's decision to dismiss Carrington.

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