Missouri suspends WR Dorial Green-Beckham indefinitely for violation of team policy
Missouri suspended wide receiver Dorial Green-Beckham indefinitely for a violation of team policy, the school announced Monday.
The school did not disclose what the violation was.
Green-Beckham was arrested in January on suspicion of drug activity. During his first season at Missouri in 2012, Green-Beckham was suspended for one game after being charged with marijuana possession in a stadium parking lot. He later pleaded guilty to second-degree trespassing.
“It’s unfortunate, but it’s the right thing to do for our football program, for the athletic department, and also for Dorial,” Missouri coach Gary Pinkel said. “We have high standards related to the expectations that come along with being a Missouri Tiger, and Dorial has not met those recently. Representing Mizzou and our fans is a privilege, and we’ll work with him during this process. It’s been disappointing to have this, and other issues which have taken place lately. It’s frustrating, because we work very hard to instill responsibility and discipline in our young men so that our program represents Mizzou the right way. These actions aren’t representative of those expectations, and we are addressing these issues head on.”
Green-Beckham was ranked as the No. 1 recruit in his class when he signed with the Tigers. He set national high school records of 6,353 career yards receiving and 75 touchdown catches at Hillcrest High in Springfield, Mo.
Last season, Green-Beckham had 59 receptions for 883 yards and 12 touchdowns, including six catches for 144 yards and two touchdowns in Missouri's loss to Auburn in the SEC Championship.
Police spokesman tells @todpalmer #Mizzou's DGB is part of ongoing investigation & more details will emerge "Thursday or Friday." — Jeff Rosen (@jeff_rosen88) April 7, 2014