Missouri’s Green-Beckham suspended indefinitely
Monday, April 7, 2014
COLUMBIA —Dorial Green-Beckham is in more trouble.
Missouri football coach Gary Pinkel indefinitely suspended the star wide receiver for a violation of team policies. The decision, made in consultation with Missouri athletic director Mike Alden, is immediate, and includes practices and team activities.
“It’s unfortunate, but it’s the right thing to do for our football program, for the athletic department, and also for Dorial,” Pinkel said in a released 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.”
Green-Beckham boasted team-highs in catches (59) and touchdown receptions (12) during Missouri’s Cotton Bowl-winning 2013 season. The former No. 1 overall national prospect was second on the team with 883 receiving yards.
The suspension is another in a line of setbacks for Green-Beckham. He was arrested in October 2012 and then again in January 2014 on drug-related charges.
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