Mizzou announced they have indefinitely suspended wide receiver Dorial Green-Beckham for a violation of team rules. The Tigers had their first scrimmage Saturday.
The suspension comes in the middle of spring practice.
“It’s unfortunate, but it’s the right thing to do for our football program, for the athletic department, and also for Dorial,” Gary Pinkel said in a statement. “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.”
The second-team All-SEC receiver caught 59 passes for 883 yards and 12 touchdowns in his 2013 breakout season, and it would be a devastating blow to the offense to be DGB-less. He’s a sure-fire first-round pick if he can stay out of trouble.
DGB was arrested on January 11 for suspicion of felony drug activity. He’s maintained his innocence after the arrest, and he and his family said they are confident he won’t be charged. That was the second time DGB had a run in with the law at Mizzou, as the first time was a 2012 arrest on a marijuana charge.
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