April 9th, 2014 01:15 PM║ Posted By: John Pennington ║ Permalink
║ Schools: Missouri
Tags: Columbia Police Department, Dorial Green Beckham, Gary Pinkel, Green Beckham
This week, star Missouri receiver Dorial Green-Beckham was suspended for an undisclosed violation of team rules. It is the third time the junior-to-be has been suspended from Gary Pinkel’s program. Speaking yesterday, the Tigers’ coach made it clear he’s tired of the off-field issues:
“I have 126 players and I’m responsible for every one of them. I take that responsibility, just like I have with my three kids. Obviously, I’m disappointed. Frustrated.
We run this program with integrity. We teach our players to be accountable, responsible people. When they make mistakes — and they’re going to make some mistakes — when they’re serious mistakes, obviously, it stings. It stings me. It stings the players. That stings our fans. My job is to get it fixed. That’s what I intend to do.”
Green-Beckham was arrested earlier this year on suspicion of drug activity. He was charged with possession of marijuana in 2012. Police records show that he is currently tied to a Columbia Police Department investigation into an alleged burglary. His involvement in the first-degree burglary case is unknown — Victim? Perpetrator? — at this time.
Green-Beckham finished 9th in the SEC last year in receiving yardage (883) and seventh in catches (59). He tied for the league lead in touchdown receptions (12) with Texas A&M’s Mike Evans. Those numbers might explain why it’s “three strikes and you’re suspended again” instead of “three strikes and you’re out.”
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