As first reported by Comcast SportsNet's Aaron Fentress, starting Oregon redshirt freshman wide receiver Darren Carrington has failed an NCAA administered drug test and will not play in Monday night's College Football Playoff Championship Game. Harrington did not travel with the team in light of the suspension.
The wide receiver, whom reportedly tested positive for marijuana, was the second leading receiver on the team. Carrington had a monster game against Florida State in the Rose Bowl reeling in seven catches for 165 yards and two touchdowns. The Ducks were already without fellow wide receiver Devon Allen who suffered a knee injury on the opening kickoff against the 'Noles.
On the season, Carrington was second on the team in catches. The Ducks will rely on Dwayne Stanford, Keanon Lowe, Byron Marshall, and Charles Nelson with one less target for the Heisman Trophy winning quarterback Marcus Mariota.