Oregon wide receiver Darren Carrington is accused of pushing a man into a street, causing the man to break his arm.
Mike Holland said Carrington pushed him into a Eugene, Oregon, street on Oct. 30. Per the Eugene Register-Guard, Eugene Police are investigating the accusation.
Oregon offensive coordinator Matt Lubick told the paper the team is “handling the incident off the field internally.”
Holland, an Oregon graduate, told the Oregonian that he was in town that weekend for Oregon’s game vs. Arizona State. He said he and friends saw and didn’t get involved with a “commotion” involving football players while out after the game and said he was approached by Carrington and another man at about 2 a.m. near an apartment complex.
They said Carrington yelled at the group that he’d “heard what you said about me” from a car. Holland said the group did not have a car that night and believes that Carrington confused Holland or his group with someone else.
“Before I had even time to process what was going on fully, I was pushed at full force, kind of like you would to a bench press, from Carrington,” Holland said. “As I was breaking my fall on the asphalt with my right hand, I landed pretty forcefully. That’s when I broke my arm.”
Carrington, who Holland said identified himself after the shove, was allegedly wearing face paint and was shirtless at the time of the incident. He posted to Instagram that he was dressed as The Joker from Batman for Halloween.
A photo posted by Darren Carrington II (@thatduck_7) on Oct 31, 2016 at 6:31pm PDT
Carrington has 35 catches for 493 yards and three touchdowns in 2016. He was suspended for the National Championship at the conclusion of the 2014 season after failing a drug test. The suspension came just after he had seven catches for 165 yards and two scores in Oregon’s Rose Bowl win over Florida State.
Oregon is 3-7 in 2016.
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