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Oklahoma officially files Dorial Green-Beckham's waiver to NCAA

Former Mizzou wideout Dorial Green-Beckham is trying to become eligible for Oklahoma. (USATSI)
Former Mizzou wideout Dorial Green-Beckham is trying to become eligible for Oklahoma. (USATSI)

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The well-publicized status of Oklahoma wide receiver Dorial Green-Beckham is in the hands of the NCAA.

Oklahoma has officially filed Green-Beckham's eligibility waiver, according to a source. The Sooners are making a case under the "run-off" waiver, that he lost his spot on Mizzou's roster out of his control.

A series of bad decisions culminated in Green-Beckham's dismissal from the Tigers, so the NCAA must decide if the essense of the rule applies here.

The Oklahoman reported Aug. 1 that the Sooners were confident about Green-Beckham's chances but hadn't yet filed the waiver while building a case. The Sooners expected to get cooperation from Mizzou, which is necessary for run-off cases.

A player that transfers from one FBS school to another must sit out a year unless a waiver is granted.

If on the field, Green-Beckham is considered a first-round NFL talent.


Jeremy Fowler is a national college football insider with CBSSports.com. Fowler joined CBS in 2012 after covering the Minnesota Vikings for the St. Paul Pioneer Press for two seasons and covering the Florida Gators for the Orlando Sentinel for two years. Fowler is also a contributor to the CBS Sports Network.
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