Earlier this month, Oregon wide receiver Darren Carrington was dismissed from the football program after he was arrested for a DUII. On Friday, Carrington pleaded not guilty to the charge.
Back on July 1, Carrington was arrested at 3:15 a.m. after he crashed into a pole at a McDonalds drive-thru on East Broadway. A Eugene police officer was notified, and Carrington was pulled over after making an improper turn out of the drive-thru.
In addition to the DUII, Carrington was also cited for careless driving and improper right turn.
Two weeks later, Taggart dismissed Carrington from the team.
Carrington is due back in court on August 8 for a disposition of his case. He is eligible for the diversion program, which means that if he successfully completes the steps of the program that include a victims panel class, treatment classes, abstaining from drugs and alcohol, etc., the DUII will be dismissed.