Ducks release Carrington following DUII arrest

Oregon wide receiver Darren Carrington celebrates a 59-20 win over Florida State during the Rose Bowl NCAA college football playoff semifinal. (AP Photo)

Less than two weeks after being suspended from the University of Oregon football program following an early-morning arrest for DUII, receiver Darren Carrington was permanently removed from the team Friday.

In a statement by released by the school, Ducks head coach Willie Taggart said he informed Carrington of the decision and that the program hopes to support him however it can."I have visited with Darren Carrington and informed him that he is no longer a member of our program. 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."Carrington was arrested July 1 after police said he hit a pole at a McDonald’s in Eugene at 3:15 a.m. He was cited for DUII, careless driving and making an improper turn.

Carrington caught 43 passes racking up more than 600 yards for the Ducks in the 2016 season.

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