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Report: Utah WR Darren Carrington pleads no contest to DUI

Former Oregon wide receiver Darren Carrington cools down after practice with the Utah Utes in Salt Lake City on Friday, July 28, 2017.
Former Oregon wide receiver Darren Carrington cools down after practice with the Utah Utes in Salt Lake City on Friday, July 28, 2017.
Laura Seitz, Deseret News

SALT LAKE CITY Wide receiver Darren Carrington II, who transferred to Utah last month after being dismissed by Oregon following a misdemeanor charge of driving under the influence of intoxicants, has entered a plea of no contest in Eugene Municipal Court.

The Oregonian reported Tuesday that Carrington II made a court appearance Monday to resolve the matter. If he completes a one-year diversion program and pays a fine of $490, the charge will be dismissed.

Utah coach Kyle Whittingham didnt have a lot to say about the situation.

"That's something that he's handling and getting things taken care of," Whittingham said. "I'm just concerned with how he behaves and acts while he's in our program."

Carrington II has yet to practice this week. However, hes expected to be back on the field Wednesday.

The court resolution came on the same day when the Pac-12 Faculty Athletic Representatives Committee approved a waiver of the intra-conference transfer penalty, officially making the graduate student eligible to play for the Utes this season.

Carrington II made 112 catches with 15 touchdowns over three seasons with the Ducks. On July 1, he was arrested after reportedly hitting a pole at a McDonalds drive-through in Eugene. New Oregon coach Willie Taggart dismissed him from the team less than two weeks later.