On-the-rise Missouri junior receiver Dorial Green-Beckham came crashing down to earth in a heap Friday after he was dismissed from the team for his alleged criminal activities, past and present.
Green-Beckham was already on indefinite suspension earlier in the week due to a burglary investigation, in which he allegedly forced his way into an apartment and pushed an 18-year-old woman down the stairs. The woman later told police she didn’t want to press charges, reports George Schroeder of USA TODAY Sports.
Police announced Thursday that they wouldn’t arrest Green-Beckham, but it certainly didn’t mean he was out of the woods with the team. He’s no stranger to trouble either, having been arrested in January with a pound of marijuana.
Head coach Gary Pinkel and athletic director Mike Alden made the decision to bounce him from the team.
“This decision was made with the best interests of all involved in mind,” 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.”