Missouri Tigers’ star freshman wide receiver Dorial Green-Beckham and two of his fellow freshmen teammates, Levi Copelin and Torey Boozer, were arrested last night on suspicion of possession of less than 35 grams of marijuana. A team spokesman said the three players are suspended for Saturday’s game against Vanderbilt.
Columbia Daily Tribune had the story:
University of Missouri police captain Brian Weimer said an officer on patrol found the players at 11:49 p.m. in a white Lincoln Navigator in Lot G south of Memorial Stadium. Weimer said the officer detected the odor of marijuana and when the players got out of the car, the officer found marijuana.
DGB was the #1 recruit in the country last season, and he finally scored his first touchdown last week on an 80-yard reception against UCF.
Copelin and Boozer are expected to redshirt this season.
Updated story from CBSSports.com that has a few more details:
MU Police Department spokesman Brian Weimer said the three were found in a white Lincoln Navigator in Lot G, just south of Memorial Stadium.
“The officer noticed the individuals sitting in a car and went up and made contact,” Weimer said. “The officer observed the odor of marijuana. Through the investigation, the officer made the arrest of three individuals.”
Weimer said there were two others in the vehicle at the time, but the investigation determined they had nothing to do with the marijuana and they were released.
Green-Beckham, Boozer and Copelin were taken to the police department for processing and released on signature summons, Weimer said.
Missouri clarifies that freshmen DT Harold Brantley & TE Brandon Holifield were other two in vehicle, not arrested but also suspended 1 game
— Dave Matter (@Dave_Matter) October 4, 2012