The Oregon Ducks have suspended senior wide receiver Darren Carrington II after he was arrested Saturday morning on suspicion of DUII. Carrington was pulled over in Eugene after reportedly making an “improper turn” out of a McDonald’s parking lot in the early morning hours of July 1.
Per the Oregonian, Carrington was released at 6:30 a.m. after having a bail of $590 posted on his behalf. He is scheduled to appear in Eugene Municipal Court on July 21.
Head coach Willie Taggert gave Carrington an indefinite suspension. He will not be allowed to participate in any team activities. Taggert added through a spokesperson that they are “continuing to gather facts in the matter.”
Shortly after his arrest and release, Carrington posted a message to his team on Instagram:
Carrington led the Ducks in receiving yards in 2016 with 606 yards and tied for the team lead with 5 receiving TDs. A four-starprospect out of San Diego, Carrington showed flashes of brilliance at times as a speedy deep threat for Oregon. But bouts of inconsistency and off-the-field issues have come to define his career.
Taggert now faces a decision on what additional discipline Carrington will face.