Confirmed: Oregon Ducks receiver Darren Carrington suspended for national … – OregonLive.com
DALLAS — Oregon wide receiver Darren Carrington has been suspended for the national title game.
First reported by Comcast’s Aaron Fentress and later confirmed to The Oregonian/OregonLive by an Oregon official, Carrington did not make the trip for Monday’s national title game pitting No. 2 Oregon against No. 4 Ohio State.
Fentress reports that Carrington failed an NCAA administered drug test, testing positive for marijuana.
Carrington has 37 catches for 704 yards and four touchdowns this season and is coming off a Rose Bowl win that saw the redshirt freshman catch seven passes for 165 yards and two touchdowns.
Carrington’s absence couples with the loss of Devon Allen, who is not expected to play after injuring his knee on the opening kickoff against Florida State.
Allen had 41 catches for 684 yards before being injured. The Ducks are also down tight end Pharaoh Brown, who had 420 yards and six touchdowns before suffering a season-ending knee injury against Utah.
Oregon’s top two remaining receivers are Byron Marshall (66 catches, 834 yards) and Dwayne Stanford (39, 578).
More to come as it becomes available.