Friday, April 11, 2014

Dorial Green-Beckham is an ex-Missouri Tiger.

Dorial Green-Beckham is an ex-Missouri Tiger. The wide receiver was dismissed on Friday following the latest in a series of run-ins with law enforcement.

Columbia, Mo. Police had been investigating Green-Beckham following an incident at a Columbia-area apartment complex. A female described as "an 18-year-old" Missouri student claimed Green-Beckham had forcibly entered her apartment to see his girlfriend. Green-Beckham was accused pushing the woman "down at least four stairs."

The alleged victim refused to press charges against Green-Beckham. Police then reportedly closed the investigation.

Green-Beckham had already been suspended by Missouri for the incident before his dismissal on Friday. The school released a statement about the decision by Tigers head coach Gary Pinkel.

"This decision was made with the best interests of all involved in mind," coach Gary Pinkel said in a statement. "Dorial's priority going forward needs to be focusing on getting the help he needs. As we have all along, we will continue to do everything we can to assist Dorial and his family. We care deeply about Dorial and his well-being, but hopefully he can benefit from a fresh start."

Green-Beckham had previously been arrested for two incidents involving marijuana. The first happened in 2012, when he and three other members of the Missouri football program were arrested on charges of "misdemeanor possession of less than 35 grams of marijuana." The four players later pleaded guilty for charges of "second-degree trespassing." His second arrest happened three months ago when he was arrested on charges of "controlled substance with intent to distribute." Charges have yet to be resolved.

(Via ESPN, The Kansas City Star)

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