Tag Archives: Dorial Green-Beckham

Green-Beckham denied eligibility at OU after NCAA decision

By The Associated Press
NORMAN, Okla. — Dorial Green-Beckham will not be allowed to play for Oklahoma this season after the NCAA denied the school’s request for a waiver that would have made the talented receiver eligible to play right now.

“The University of Oklahoma has learned that the waiver request it entered on behalf of Dorial Green-Beckham has been denied by the NCAA,” the university said in a statement released Friday night. “The University accepts that Read more of this post

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Unproven Mizzou still confident in SEC football 


By The Associated Press

HOOVER, Ala. — Missouri made a surprising run to the top of the Southeastern Conference’s Eastern Division in just its second year in the league.

Staying on top might be even more of a challenge.

The Tigers lost a huge chunk of their team after finishing 12-2 last season, including 7-1 in the SEC. Only nine starters return, including just four on offense.

But new starting quarterback Maty Mauk was confident during Missouri’s appearance at SEC Media Days on Read more of this post

Dorial Green-Beckham joins Oklahoma Sooners

By The Associated Press

NORMAN, Okla. — Former Missouri receiver Dorial Green-Beckham is now an Oklahoma Sooner.

Green-Beckham was dismissed by Missouri in April.

Coach Bob Stoops announced Thursday that Green-Beckham was added to the Sooners’ roster after signing a financial aid agreement Wednesday. He can immediately enroll in classes and begin team activities.

He would be eligible to play beginning in 2015.

Green-Beckham caught 59 passes for 12 touchdowns as a sophomore last season at Missouri and was one of the top prospects in the nation when he signed with the Tigers. He was dismissed after being charged in October 2012 with marijuana possession in Columbia and later pleading guilty to trespassing.

Stoops said in a statement that Green-Beckham “understands the privilege and responsibilities of representing the Oklahoma football program.”

Talking Out Loud: Dorial Green-Beckham and Mizzou tennis

Darren Hellwege logoOn the show host Darren Hellwege discusses the dismissal of Dorial Green-Beckham from the Missouri football program. He talks with Bob Fescoe of 610 Sports radio in Kansas City and we’ll hear cuts from the news conference with MU athletics director Mike Alden.

We’ll also have coverage of the first scrimmage of MU’s spring football drills, and a big win on an important weekend for the Tigers women’s tennis team.

Length: 59:10.
(This show aired on KBIA 91.3 on Saturday, April 12, 2014)

Full interview video from Mike Alden news conference

By Mary Kate Burgess

This is the unedited video from the news conference. Length: 16:59


Mike Alden, director of athletics for the University of Missouri, talks with media on Friday, April 10, 2014, about the dismissal of wide receiver Dorial Green-Beckham from the Mizzou football team. Green-Beckham, a junior, has been involved in several incidents which Alden and coach Gary Pinkel said were not the behavior the university wants from its student athletes.

“Actions we’ve seen such as what we have seen over the past couple months are unacceptable,” Alden said. “That is not the way we are going to represent the University of Missouri, and the thing that is so unfortunate is the significant majority of our kids are doing amazing things.”

Green-Beckham dismissed from Mizzou football team

By Philip Joens

 

MU Director of Athletics Mike Alden, left, talks with the media regarding the dismissal of Dorial Green-Beckham from the football team on Friday, April 10, 2014. Photo by Philip Joens

MU Director of Athletics Mike Alden, left, talks with the media regarding the dismissal of Dorial Green-Beckham from the football team on Friday, April 10, 2014. Photo by Philip Joens

Since the day Dorial Green-Beckham committed to play for Missouri’s football team on Feb. 1, 2012 MU students have chanted “DGB! DGB! DGB!”

Those chants will not be heard at Faurot Field anymore.

Green-Beckham was dismissed from Missouri’s football team Friday after an incident on Sunday in which he was accused of shoving his girlfriend’s roommate down four stairs. Green-Beckham was the second MU student athlete dismissed this week after Zach Price was dismissed from the basketball team

At a news conference Friday MU Director of Athletics Mike Alden said the athletic department will not tolerate behavior like this from any student athlete.

“Actions we’ve seen such as what we have seen over the past couple months are unacceptable. That is not the way we are going to represent the University of Missouri, and the thing that is so unfortunate is the significant majority of our kids are doing amazing things.”

Green-Beckham was suspended indefinitely from the football team on Monday for what the athletic Read more of this post

Green-Beckham won’t be charged in burglary investigation, witness fears possible backlash

By Philip Joens

COLUMBIA — Columbia police announced Thursday that no arrests will be made in a burglary investigation involving Missouri receiver Dorial Green-Beckham.

“Based on the information obtained during the investigation there will be no arrests made in this case,” Columbia Police spokeswoman Latisha Stroer said in a news release.

Coach Gary Pinkel announced the junior receiver’s indefinite suspension Monday for an unspecified violation of team rules.

According a police report, Green-Beckham unlawfully entered a residence at 310 Old Plank Rd. at 2:36 a.m. Sunday. According to the report, the case was closed mostly because victims and witnesses feared retaliation and harassment Read more of this post

Defense Shines at Missouri Spring Football Practice

By Mary Kate Burgess

The Missouri football team continued the spring training season with practice on Tuesday afternoon. Missing from practice was junior wide receiver Dorial Green-Beckham who has been suspended indefinitely for violating team rules. Coach Gary Pinkel voiced his frustrations on the issue but did not comment on what other actions will be taken with Green-Beckham. Starting linebacker Michael Scherer shares what he thinks the team needs to work on.

Missouri indefinitely suspends wide receiver Dorial Green-Beckham

Story by Philip Joens

Missouri wide receiver Dorial Green-Beckham, shown in this January 2014 sheriff's arrest photo, was indefinitely suspended from the team on Monday, Apirl 7, 2014. “It’s unfortunate, but it’s the right thing to do for our football program, for the athletic department, and also for Dorial,” coach Gary Pinkel said. Source: Greene County Sheriff's office.

Missouri wide receiver Dorial Green-Beckham, shown in this January 2014 sheriff’s arrest photo, was indefinitely suspended from the team on Monday, April 7, 2014. Source: Greene County Sheriff’s office.

COLUMBIA — The University of Missouri indefinitely suspended wide receiver Dorial Green-Beckham on Monday for a violation of football team policies.

In an official Athletic Department release, coach Gary Pinkel said, “It’s unfortunate, but it’s the right thing to do for our football program, for the athletic department, and also for Dorial,”

This is the second suspension for the junior wide receiver. Green-Beckham, along with teammates Levi Copelin and Torey Boozer, were arrested on Oct. 3, 2012 for possession of less than 35 grams of marijuana.

Each player was suspended for one game following their arrests, and all three eventually pled guilty to second-degree trespassing.

In January 2014, Green-Beckham was arrested as a passenger in a car that contained close to one pound of marijuana. No charges were filed.

“We have high standards related to the expectations that come along with!–more–> being a <Missouri Tiger,” Pinkel said. “Dorial has not met those recently. Representing Mizzou and our fans is a privilege, and we’ll work with him during this process,”

The Springfield, Mo., native arrived at the university to great fanfare in 2012. Rivals.com ranked him as the top player of the 2011-2012 recruiting class.

Green-Beckham played an important role last season in Missouri’s march to its first SEC East title. He led the team with 59 receptions and 12 touchdowns. Averaging 15 yards per catch, for a total of 883 yards, he finished behind L’Damian Washington in both the total yards and yards per catch categories.

The official release states that Green-Beckham will continue to have access to the school’s athletic resource center during his suspension.

Clark, Rector among four arrested before NIT opener

By Phil Bergman

Four Missouri student athletes are suspended after getting arrested over the weekend. Freshman basketball players Wes Clark and Shane Rector, and football players Aarion Penton and Shaun Rupert were arrested late Saturday night on suspicion of possession 35 grams or less of marijuana.

The arrests follow a string of Tiger run-ins with the law and suspensions recently. Last week, senior forward Tony Criswell did not travel to Atlanta for the SEC tournament after failing to pay around $2,700 in back rent and $823 in Read more of this post