Mizzou WR Dorial Green-Beckham will not be arrested for altercation
Missouri wide receiver Dorial Green-Beckham, who was suspended indefinitely on Monday for a violation of team policies, was allegedly involved in an altercation with his girlfriend and two other women this past Sunday, according to a report from the Columbia Police Department as described by the Columbia Daily Tribune. But police will not arrest Green-Beckham for his role in the incident.
The police department did not provide a reason why Green-Beckham was not being arrested, only stating that no arrests were being made "based on the information obtained during the investigation."
The Columbia Daily Tribune detailed the incident, which allegedly involved Green-Beckham pushing a woman down the stairs:
Green-Beckham unlawfully entered an apartment at 310 W. Old Plank Rd. at 2:36 a.m., according to the report, forcing the door open as one of the occupants was trying to close it on him after initially opening the door because she was expecting company.
According to the report, Green-Beckham allegedly assaulted another occupant of the apartment after entering it by pushing her, causing her to fall down "at least 4 stairs striking the floor." Green-Beckham had entered the apartment looking for his girlfriend, according to the report.
Green-Beckham and his girlfriend then left, according to the report.
According to the report, the alleged victim decided not to press charges because she was afraid of the backlash that would come from accusing a star football player of a crime:
When police asked her why she did not want to press charges, she stated it was because "she was afraid of the media and community backlash since Green-Beckham is a football player for the University of Missouri and is possibly going to be in the NFL Draft soon."
She also stated she "was afraid of being harassed and having her property damaged just because she was the victim" and that she "did not want to deal with the mental stress of the whole ordeal it was already making her physically sick to think about it."
Green-Beckham's girlfriend also allegedly texted the victim, trying to convince her to not press charges, even though text messages also indicated Green-Beckham's girlfriend may have been hurt in the incident:
"I know you're so upset and I am too,' one of the texts read, according to the report. "Dorial was wrong in every way and you have every right to be furious. I'm not sticking up for him but football really is all he has going for him and pressing charges would ruin it for him completely.
Green-Beckham will be a junior this fall. Last season, he caught 59 passes for 883 yards and 12 touchdowns.