After it was announced a week ago that Dorial Green-Beckham would be suspended by the Missouri Tigers for a violation of team rules, many began to speculate the talented WR’s fate. Once a highly-touted recruit out of Springfield, Mo., Green-Beckham now has to find a new home as the Tigers have dismissed the young wide out from the program on Friday afternoon.
After much deliberation, the university believed this to be the right move, and it comes as a shock to all those people who followed the situation as it started to unfold last week.
Dorial Green-Beckham has been dismissed from the football program, Missouri announces
— Joe Schad (@schadjoe) April 11, 2014
It’s interesting to see such a talented prospect endure a ton a problems and cause a lot of trouble before finally getting kicked off the team. You would think he had learned his lesson from his two previous drug-related arrests that happened a little over a year ago and a couple months ago.
Will Green-Beckham find another FBS school to play for? Well, if he does, he will likely have to sit out a year because of the transfer rule and that would make his football future very questionable — at best.
BREAKING: #Missouri dismisses WR Dorial Green-Beckham following investigation of suspected burglary. There have been no arrests made.
— TSN_FBS (@TSN_FBS) April 11, 2014
It’s pretty sad to watch a one-time top-notch recruit fall from grace. Green-Beckham was the No. 1 overall recruit in the nation in 2012 and the receiver was just starting to live up to his sky-high expectations and reach his potential, accounting for 87 catches 1,278 yards and 17 touchdowns in two seasons in the SEC at Missouri.
Yet another top talent wasted because of stupidity.
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