Missouri WR Dorial Green-Beckham suspended indefinitely

By Chip Patterson | College Football/Basketball Writer

Missouri has suspended Dorial Green-Beckham indefinitely.
Missouri has suspended Dorial Green-Beckham indefinitely. (USATSI)

Missouri wide receiver Dorial Green-Beckham has been suspended indefintely for a violation of team policies, Tigers coach Gary Pinkel announced on Monday.

Green-Beckham received a one-game suspension in 2012 following a marijuana possession charge, then was arrested in a car which contained marijuana in January. Court documents would later show that the marijuana in the car did not belong to the Tigers' wide receiver.

Pinkel alluded to recent issues in his statement regarding Green-Beckham's suspension.

"It's unfortunate, but it's the right thing to do for our football program, for the athletic department, and also for Dorial," Pinkel said in an official statement. "We have high standards related to the expectations that come along with being a Missouri Tiger & 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."

Missouri will not comment on which team policies were violated, but "other issues" could refer to an incident over the weekend in Columbia. According to the Kansas City Star, Green-Beckham "is part of an ongoing investigation by Columbia Police, according to Sgt. Joe Bernhard, but has not been arrested."

More information regarding the investigation is expected later this week.

Green-Beckham is the only remaining receiver from the L'Damian Washington-DGB-Marcus Lucas trio that physically dominated opposing secondaries throughout Missouri's memorable run to an SEC East title. Washington and Lucas were seniors in 2013, leaving the 6-foot-6, 220-pound former No. 1 prospect as the target of choice for quarterback Maty Mauk.

Missouri will host its annual Black & Gold spring game on Saturday, April, 19.

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