Missouri WR Dorial Green-Beckham among five players suspended after marijuana arrest (Updated)
Dorial Green-Beckham, Levi Copelin, Tory Boozer, Harold Brantley, and Brandon Holifield were suspended one game after a drug related arrest
|Missouri WR Dorial Green-Beckham will miss the Vanderbilt game on Saturday serving a one game suspension for his drug-related arrest late Wednesday night. (US Presswire)|
UPDATED: Missouri has confirmed that the two other men in the car were defensive tackle Harold Brantley and tight end Brandon Holifield - both freshman. They have been suspended for the Vanderbilt game in addition to Green-Beckham, Copelin, and Boozer.
Missouri wide receiver Dorial Green-Beckham was arrested with two of his teammates for possession of marijuana, according to The Maneater - Missouri's student newspaper.
According to the police report, Green-Beckham, wide receiver Levi Copelin and linebacker Torey Boozer were in a parked car on campus when the arrest took place.
MU Police Department spokesman Brian Weimer said the three were found in a white Lincoln Navigator in Lot G, just south of Memorial Stadium.
"The officer noticed the individuals sitting in a car and went up and made contact," Weimer said. "The officer observed the odor of marijuana. Through the investigation, the officer made the arrest of three individuals."
Weimer said there were two others in the vehicle at the time, but the investigation determined they had nothing to do with the marijuana and they were released.
Green-Beckham, Boozer and Copelin were taken to the police department for processing and released on signature summons, Weimer said.
In a statement, team spokesman Chad Moller said the three will be suspended from the football program for one game.
"We’re aware of the incident and have addressed it," he said in the statement. "All individuals involved have been immediately suspended from the program for one game. All other disciplinary measures will be handled internally, and there will be no further comment."
The Tigers host Vanderbilt on Saturday night at Faurot Field, still looking for the program's first win in SEC play. The loss of Green-Beckham hurts a struggling Missouri offense, currently ranked next-to-last in the conference in total offense.
Green-Beckham, the Tigers' prized recruit from the 2012 class, recorded his first touchdown reception on an 80-yard pass from James Franklin in the 21-16 win over UCF on Saturday.
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