Report: Oklahoma confident in Dorial Green-Beckham's eligibility

Friday August 1st, 2014

Oklahoma officials are confident that Missouri transfer Dorial Green-Beckham will be eligible this season, according to a report from The Oklahoman

The Tigers dismissed Green-Beckham after he was implicated in an assault investigation into an April altercation involving Green-Beckham, his girlfriend and two other women.

More: Green-Beckham needs discipline, not help, after dismissal from Mizzou

The incident was the latest in a series of indiscretions involving Green-Beckham at Missouri.

Oklahoma announced Green-Beckham's transfer last month. 

To appeal for Green-Beckham's immediate eligibility, the school reportedly will use the so-called "run-off" waiver, which applies to athletes dismissed from their programs for reasons they can't control.

According to the report, Oklahoma will argue that Green-Beckham was not charged in the altercation that led to his dismissal from Missouri. The school has yet to file the waiver.

If Green-Beckham is not granted the waiver, he must sit out the upcoming season in accordance with NCAA transfer rules.

Green-Beckham caught 59 passes for 883 yards and 12 touchdowns in 2013. The Springfield, Mo., native was the top-ranked prospect in the class of 2012.

Oklahoma, ranked third in the preseason Amway coaches poll, opens the 2014 season Aug. 30 against Louisiana Tech.

- Chris Johnson

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