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NFL draft prospect Darren Carrington kicked off team at Oregon

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Oregon wide receiver Darren Carrington announced in January that he would return for his senior season, rather than enter the 2017 NFL draft. He may now be regretting that decision.

Carrington, viewed as a mid-round pick if he had turned pro, has been kicked off the Ducks team after he was arrested for driving under the influence of intoxicants.

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

The DUII charge was the the latest in a long line of off-field incidents for Carrington. He has previously been suspended for failing a drug test, cited for having an open container of alcohol, and accused of pushing a man to the ground and breaking his arm in a confrontation on the street that apparently took place because Carrington mistook the man for someone else he had previously had an issue with.

The NFL supplemental draft has already come and gone, so it’s too late for Carrington to play in the NFL this season. He could transfer to a lower level of college football and play immediately, or he could sit out this season and hope some team drafts him next year. Given his off-field incidents, and the fact that he had a better season in 2015 than he had in 2016, Carrington may have a hard time convincing an NFL team to take a chance on him.

Carrington caught 112 passes for 1,919 yards and 15 touchdowns in his Oregon career.

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41 Responses to “NFL draft prospect Darren Carrington kicked off team at Oregon”
  1. thegreatgabbert says: Jul 14, 2017 6:25 PM

    “We’ll always consider Darren a Duck, but we’re moving in a different direction, so he can flock off.”.

  2. ariani1985 says: Jul 14, 2017 6:26 PM

    ted Thompson is sniffing his jock as we speak!

  3. davefromtheburgh says: Jul 14, 2017 6:26 PM

    They “will always consider Darren a Duck.” Except when they kick him off the team, at which point, he is no longer a Duck.

    Just sayin.’

  4. schmitty2 says: Jul 14, 2017 6:27 PM

    That picture is just wrong.

  5. Pola Pe'a says: Jul 14, 2017 6:29 PM

    Well now he has time to take that Rhodes Scholarship.

  6. dickshotdogs says: Jul 14, 2017 6:30 PM

    What a gem of a human being.

  7. heeeeelzfan says: Jul 14, 2017 6:31 PM

    2018 NFL Draft watch: Brace yourselves, Browns fans.

  8. bert1913 says: Jul 14, 2017 6:35 PM

    sounds like a project for irsay

  9. reddzen says: Jul 14, 2017 6:35 PM

    This may unfortunately be another tale of wasted youth. I believe everyone deserves not to be trolled and called a bust for an infraction, but it sounds like this guy has issues he needs resolved that most likely won’t be solved in the NFL. Wish him luck fighting those demons nonetheless.

  10. rolltide510 says: Jul 14, 2017 6:38 PM

    At first, reading his list of infractions sounds like a typical college student. Then you get to the end.

  11. darkbaconlips says: Jul 14, 2017 6:53 PM

    Line 1, Oakland Raiders.

  12. lewsblues says: Jul 14, 2017 6:54 PM

    ya’ want fries wit dat?

  13. dregonspengler says: Jul 14, 2017 6:58 PM

    ariani1985 says:
    ted Thompson is sniffing his jock as we speak!

    —-
    The man with 1,000 accounts strikes again!
    Frankly, Darren Carrington sounds more like someone Rick Spielman would go after to replace fellow drunk driver Michael Floyd during the latter’s upcoming suspension.
    The two could become fast friends, engaging in kombucha tea-guzzling contests while seeing which could come up with the better lie for Mike Zimmer to believe.
    That last part was a trick statement. Actually, Zimmer apparently will believe anything.

  14. RandyinRoxbury says: Jul 14, 2017 7:00 PM

    Relax Darren, this time next year you’ll be getting ready for Cowboys training camp.

  15. harrisonhits2 says: Jul 14, 2017 7:02 PM

    If hes no longer on a college team if he either lost his scholarship and can’t afford to finish scool, or otherwise withdraws from college doesn’t tgat make him a free agent?

  16. joetoronto says: Jul 14, 2017 7:03 PM

    Mike Brown and Marvin Lewis are salivating.

  17. nyneal says: Jul 14, 2017 7:11 PM

    ariani1985 says:
    Jul 14, 2017 6:26 PM
    ted Thompson is sniffing his jock as we speak!

    _______________________________________

    ariani1985 has a man crush on the Packers. The mere mention of them sends him in orbit. And if they are not mentioned, he invents something so he can post his lame comments.

  18. raiderinva says: Jul 14, 2017 7:15 PM

    Darren Carrington just went from 2017 mid round draft prospect to 2018 Cleveland Browns third day draft steal.

  19. jshawaii22 says: Jul 14, 2017 7:19 PM

    …He has previously been suspended for failing a drug test, cited for having an open container of alcohol, and accused of pushing a man to the ground and breaking his arm in a confrontation on the street that apparently took place because Carrington mistook the man for someone else he had previously had an issue with…

    I wonder how many pairs of Nike’s it took to keep this loser out of doing jail time? Hmmm…. and no civil suit that ever made it to the light of day, either…

  20. rocketmcstonebreaker says: Jul 14, 2017 7:19 PM

    “Darren, this is coach Lewis with the Cincinnati Bengals… we’re excited to have you as a member our organization!”

  21. orangedestroyer says: Jul 14, 2017 7:19 PM

    Go meet Johnny Manziel, loser.

  22. wafflestomp says: Jul 14, 2017 7:20 PM

    ariani1985 says:
    Jul 14, 2017 6:26 PM
    ted Thompson is sniffing his jock as we speak!
    ……………………..
    Thompson already has a receiving corps stocked full of quality talent.
    No, this seems more like a Slick Rick reclamation project as the Barneys seem to love middling Wide Receivers with a history of alcohol abuse.

    Seriously ariana, you’re simply lobbing in softballs at this point.

  23. leet793 says: Jul 14, 2017 7:23 PM

    Can he play somewhere, CFL?, before next draft? Would help convince club officials by staying clean and producing on the field.

  24. realoldguy says: Jul 14, 2017 7:25 PM

    The Dallas Cryboys will be interested.

  25. iloveyourwifetoo says: Jul 14, 2017 7:29 PM

    The Jacksonville Jags Select……….then the camera show’s him and Blackmon at a bar !!!!!!

  26. jackedupboonie says: Jul 14, 2017 7:30 PM

    Why can’t the guy just be a free agent now. This is what I don’t get. He’s played 3 years, missed both drafts, got booted from his college team, under these circumstances, he should be allowed to be a free agent and try to make a club.

  27. v2787 says: Jul 14, 2017 8:03 PM

    What, did Johnny Manziel go back to college?

  28. whenwilliteverend says: Jul 14, 2017 8:28 PM

    The headline should have been “Former NFL draft prospect…”

  29. whatjusthapped says: Jul 14, 2017 8:32 PM

    Let’s take inventory of this situation;

    * Been arrested more than once
    * middle talent at best
    * possible drinking problem

    Sounds like a future Viking or Cowboy to me.

  30. nationalfishingleague says: Jul 14, 2017 8:44 PM

    ” and the fact that he had a better season in 2015 than he had in 2016, Carrington may have a hard time convincing an NFL team ”

    His 2015 season was “better” than his 2016 season by a whopping 3 yards and 1 TD…

  31. officialgame says: Jul 14, 2017 8:47 PM

    No worry the Bengals and Cowboys are all over it.

  32. theright0pinion says: Jul 14, 2017 8:57 PM

    College players should always… Always… ALWAYS!!! enter the NFL draft as soon as possible.

    It sucks for the college but it’s always the best option for the player. That said… Go Blue.

  33. 4sacroc says: Jul 14, 2017 8:58 PM

    ariani1985 says:
    Jul 14, 2017 6:26 PM

    ted Thompson is sniffing his jock as we speak!

    ==========

    Sure, pal. How’s the Michael Floyd experience working out?

    Your Vikes will be “sniffing” around GB receivers once cuts begin. You can make book on that.

  34. pantherpro says: Jul 14, 2017 9:07 PM

    Ducks fly together

    Mighty Ducks

  35. suncawy says: Jul 14, 2017 9:43 PM

    Doesn’t this technically make him a free agent ? Not that teams are going to want to sign him.

  36. lotoffcenter says: Jul 14, 2017 10:15 PM

    And with the 34th pick in the second round of the 2018 NFL draft the Cincinnati Bengals take Carrington wide receiver Oregon

  37. antielvis says: Jul 14, 2017 10:56 PM

    Who needs the NFL, I’m sure this “rocket doctor” has a job waiting at NASA.

  38. smstonerock says: Jul 15, 2017 12:12 AM

    Why can’t he just enter the NFL as an undrafted free agent?

  39. lingsun54 says: Jul 15, 2017 9:47 AM

    He could be signed as a free agent tomorrow. But he wouldn’t get the kind of signing bonus that a draft pick would get.

  40. squackduckhawk says: Jul 15, 2017 11:31 AM

    I always liked this guy on the field. He steps up his game in the biggest moments. He was just about the last bit of talent in the facility. I hope he gets his priorities straight.

  41. chowdacom says: Jul 15, 2017 6:32 PM

    Oregon? Well he always has his education…right? Jerry?

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