Dorial Green-Beckham suspended from MU football team
Mon, 07 Apr 2014 21:59:24 GMT —
Mizzou Star wide reciever Dorial Green-Beckham has been suspended from the football team.
Coach Gary Pinkel suspended Green-Beckham for a violation of team policies. The suspension is immediate.
Green-Beckham was arrested in January 2014 after being in a car where marijuana was found during a police stop. He was released without charges.
He also had a one-game suspension in October of 2012, when he and two teammates were arrested for smoking marijuana in a parking lot at Faurot Field. Green-Beckham pleaded guilty to a trespassing violation.
Coach Gary Pinkel released a statement about the suspension. "It's unfortunate, but it's the right thing to do for our football program, for the athletic department, and also for Dorial," said Pinkel. "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," he said.