EUGENE, Ore. (AP) – A University of Oregon football player has pleaded not guilty to an alcohol-related charge and is scheduled to go to trial next month.
The Register-Guard reports that 20-year-old Darren Carrington appeared in Eugene Municipal Court on Tuesday to plead not guilty to a violation of the state’s open container law.
Police say Carrington was ticketed on Sept. 26 after a Eugene Police Department officer saw the wide receiver carrying a cup that contained alcohol.
A non-jury trial is scheduled for Nov. 18.
Carrington has not played this season while serving an NCAA-mandated suspension for a failed drug test. It is unclear when he will return to the field.