Missouri Tigers wide receiver and former number one overall recruit Dorial Green-Beckham has been arrested for felony drug possession.
According to a report from KY3 in Springfield, Missouri, the Springfield Police Department arrested Green-Beckham overnight and was booked into a Greene County jail before being released later in the night. No charges have been filed to this point and no bond was set for his release.
A quote from a “Cpl. Wilcox” from a University of Missouri student newspaper, The Maneater, suggests this could all be one big misunderstanding.
“(The release) probably means he wasn’t involved with what they thought he was involved in,” Wilcox said in a phone call from the Greene County Jail.
Green-Beckham, a native of Springfield, was initially arrested for distribution or delivering less than five grams of marijuana.
Wilcox said people are held for up to 24 hours in the probable cause holding.
The investigation, officially, is considered to be ongoing.
Springfield police spokesman says department has decided not to comment on arrest of Dorial Green-Beckham for drug activity until Monday
— Dave Matter (@Dave_Matter) January 11, 2014
Springfield police confirms arrest was made but says it’s an ongoing investigation and declines comment on any details. — Dave Matter (@Dave_Matter) January 11, 2014
Green-Beckham was suspended from the Tigers football team in October 2012 for one game after being arrested for misdemeanor possession of marijuana. Those charges were later dropped.
Missouri had a breakout season in the SEC in large part due to the breakout season of Green-Beckham. The 6-6, 225 pound receiver caught 59 passes for 883 yards and 12 touchdowns for Missouri. Rivals.com considered him to be the number one recruit out of high school, and could be a first round pick in the 2015 NFL Draft.
Head coach Gary Pinkel has not yet commented on Green-Beckham’s arrest.
Springfield PD confirms there have been no charges field against Green-Beckham as of now.
Spokesperson at Springfield PD says Green-Beckham was booked and released on a druge charge and no charges have been filed “at this time.”
— David Morrison (@DavidCMorrison) January 11, 2014