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Taggart dismisses Darren Carrington from football program



Darren Carrington is no longer a member of the Oregon football team, the university announced Friday afternoon.

“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,” head coach Willie Taggart wrote in a statement.

The announcement follows Carrington’s DUII arrest on July 1, along with a series of other behavioral issues, documented here. He was previously suspended for the 2015 national championship game against Ohio State after testing positive for marijuana.

Earlier Friday, Carrington appeared in a since-deleted post on the Taylor’s Bar and Grill Instagram account.

Darren Carrington was featured on the Taylor’s Instagram account Friday morning in a post that has since been deleted.

The post read: “You still got work to do out here! We all know you can make everyone forget about one poor decision!”

It is unclear if the post was related to Taggart’s decision to dismiss Carrington.

More details to come as this story develops.

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