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Missouri suspends Dorial Green-Beckham indefinitely

Dorial-Green-Beckham-touchdownDorial Green-Beckham left high school as one of the nation’s top football players in 2012 and had nearly every major college after him before deciding on the University of Missouri.

Unfortunately, off-the-field incidents have occurred during Green-Beckham’s time as a member of the Tigers. He was suspended for a game in 2012 after being arrested for possession of a small amount of marijuana. In January of this year, Green-Beckham was arrested after marijuana was found in a car he was a passenger in, although it did not belong to him.

Now, due to recent issues, the 20-year-old finds himself suspended from the University of Missouri football program effective immediately for violating team rules.

“It’s unfortunate, but it’s the right thing to do for our football program, for the athletic department and also for Dorial,” head coach Gary Pinkel said via KCTV 5. “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.”

Last season, Dorial Green-Beckham led the 12-2 Tigers in both receptions (59) and touchdown catches (12) and was second with 883 yards. He’s the only of the team’s top three wide receivers from a season ago who is scheduled to return this fall with L’Damian Washington and Marcus Lucas both graduating.



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