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Oregon Dismisses Receiver Darren Carrington

Wide receiver Darren Carrington was dismissed from the Oregon Ducks football program on Friday, following his DUI arrest on July 1, according to the Associated Press.

The 22-year-old was arrested after allegedly hitting a pole in a McDonald’s drive-thru near downtown Eugene, Oregon, according to The Oregonian. The report also states that, “After receiving a call of a possibly intoxicated driver, a Eugene police officer observed a Honda Accord make an improper right turn from the McDonald’s parking lot and stopped the car at Mill Street and Eighth Avenue.”

Carrington is a talented receiver that had opportunities to show his skills on the biggest stage in the 2015 Rose Bowl. But he has also cost himself more opportunities. According to ESPN, Carrington was suspended for the National Championship in 2015 for reportedly failing an NCAA drug test. He has also had several other misgivings leading up to the 2017 season.

“I have visited with Darren Carrington and informed him that he is no longer a member of our program,” coach Willie Taggart said in a statement Friday. “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,” via AP.

In his career, Carrington showed examples of his explosive athleticism. And since he has already graduated, he will be able to transfer to another program and play immediately.

Whether he gets another opportunity to show his talents or not, Carrington has proven that he has enough talent to compete in the NFL. But there are more important things that need to be taken care of before he thinks about playing at the next level.

Watch: Darren Carrington Oregon career highlights

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