Oregon wide receiver Darren Carrington is suspended for Monday’s national championship game because of a failed NCAA drug test, according to a person with direct knowledge of test results.
The person spoke to The Associated Press on Friday on condition of anonymity because of student privacy rules. The person said Carrington tested positive for marijuana. Team spokesman Andy McNamara confirmed that Carrington is not with the team but would not indicate why.
Carrington’s absence was first reported by CSNNW.com.
The 6-foot-2, 191-pound redshirt freshman made his first career start in the victory over Arizona in the Pac-12 Championship Game, finishing with seven catches for 126 yards and a touchdown. He also had seven catches for 166 yards and two touchdowns in Oregon’s Rose Bowl victory over Florida State on Jan. 1.
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The Ducks are already expected to be without redshirt freshman wide receiver Devon Allen, who injured his knee on the opening kickoff of the Rose Bowl.