Dec 7, 2013; Atlanta, GA, USA; Missouri Tigers wide receiver Dorial Green-Beckham (15) runs a touchdown past Auburn Tigers cornerback Chris Davis (11) during the second quarter of the 2013 SEC Championship game at Georgia Dome. Mandatory Credit: Kevin Liles-USA TODAY Sports

Missouri Tigers: Dorial Green-Beckham Dismissed


Blair Kerkhoff, of the Kansas City Star, has Tweeted that the Missouri Tigers have dismissed Dorial Green-Beckham from the football team.



Green-Beckham was suspended earlier this week for a violation of team rules.  The reason behind the suspension was not known until Thursday when the Columbia, MO police department announced that it would not be pressing charges.

According to David Morrison’s Columbia Tribune article

Green-Beckham allegedly forced open a door and pushed past a woman — causing her to fall down “at least 4 stairs” and hit the floor — in search of his girlfriend, who doggedly tried to sway the alleged victims from pressing charges after the incident, according to the report.

Both the 18-year-old woman who tried to bar Green-Beckham from entering and the 18-year-old woman he allegedly pushed decided against pressing charges and signed “decline of prosecution” forms at the police station Sunday evening. Because of that, the investigating officer withdrew his warrant request for Green-Beckham on a charge of first-degree burglary — a Class B felony.

Dorial Green-Beckham released this statement on Friday morning.

First and most importantly, I take responsibly for my conduct and my mistakes. Don’t blame my girlfriend or her friends for anything. I am not looking for sympathy. I thank those who have given me concern. I have been young and dumb. I want to be better. During my suspension I’m entering counseling. With help, I know I can be stronger emotionally and spiritually. My relationship with God, my family, friends, teammates and coaches are most important in my life, not football. It may not be possible to fix everything, but it won’t be for not trying.

This is the 3rd time that DGB has been in trouble within the last 2 years.  The first 2 times were for marijuana related issues but he has never been arrested.  Gary Pinkel and Mike Aldon have decided that 3 times is too many to continue keeping him on the field.


If he transfers to another Division 1 school, Green-Beckham would need to sit out all of next season.  He could transfer to an FCS school and play next season.  Either way he will be eligible for the NFL draft in 2015.

Hopefully, this is a real learning opportunity for DGB so that he can look at himself and keep out of trouble for the rest of his life.  In the meantime he has done damage to several people around him.  While not done by the law he has started to see the repercussions of this behavior.

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