Oregon's Carrington, Ford benched after positive drug tests

Jan 10, 2015 4:23 PM

DALLAS (AP) - Oregon coach Mark Helfrich says that senior running back Ayele Ford is not with the team for the national championship after a positive NCAA drug test.

Ford is the second Ducks player who's been benched before Monday's College Football Playoff title game because of a drug test. The Ducks also do not have Darren Carrington after he tested positive for pot.

The results of Ford's test were not immediately clear.

Ford played in all 14 games this season, with three carries for 17 yards. He had a carry for five yards in the Pac-12 championship against Arizona.

Carrington, a redshirt freshman, had seven catches for 166 yards and two touchdowns in Oregon's Rose Bowl victory over Florida State.

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