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Monday, May 21, 2018

Dorial Green-Beckham allegedly grabbed girlfriend by neck during incident

Dorial-Green-Beckham-touchdownPolice announced on Thursday that Missouri wide receiver Dorial Green-Beckham will not be arrested following an incident over the weekend during which he allegedly assaulted several women. According to an incident report obtained by The Columbia Daily Tribune, Green-Beckham forced open the door of an apartment in search of his 20-year-old girlfriend.

One woman claimed that Green-Beckham pushed a door open that she was trying to hold shut and put a hole in the drywall on the other side. He then allegedly assaulted another occupant of the apartment by pushing her and causing her to fall down “at least four stairs striking the floor.” A text message Green-Beckham’s girlfriend later sent to one of the other women indicated that the star receiver dragged her by the neck.

Neither the two women Green-Beckham allegedly assaulted nor his girlfriend are pressing charges. One woman said she didn’t want to press charges 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.”

The incident report included several text messages that were exchanged between Green-Beckham’s girlfriend and one of the alleged victims.

“I know you’re so upset and I am too,” one of the texts read. “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’s girlfriend also sent text messages to the alleged victim convincing her to tell police that the women simply had a lot to drink and that everything was fine. In a follow-up interview with police, Green-Beckham’s girlfriend claimed she had been drinking and could not remember what she had texted to the alleged victim.

Green-Beckham was suspended indefinitely by Missouri on Monday, and his status remains unchanged as of now. While the incident report certainly seems to indicate he did plenty wrong, the team could decide to lift the suspension as a result of no charges being filed.

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