Just two days before the NCAA football National Championship Game between The University of Oregon and Ohio State University, Oregon’s star receiver, Darren Carrington, has been suspended after testing positive for marijuana during a mandated NCAA drug test.
This news comes from a confidential source who spoke to the Associated Press on the condition of anonymity because of student privacy rules. Oregon’s team spokesman, Andy McNamara confirmed Harrington did not travel to Texas with the team but did not give any detail as to why.
This is becoming a reoccurring narrative. Student athletes are enticed to colleges in states where they are legally able to use marijuana, but if caught, they still face stiff athletic penalties. As we previously detailed football players are hardly the only athletes using marijuana – see the infographic detailing the others below.
Photo Credit: Zimbio