It hasn’t been the best year of 2014 so far for talented wide out Dorial Green-Beckham. After being arrested in January — about a week after the college football season ended — for drug-related charges, Green-Beckham heard a lot of talk about him being immature. He didn’t do much to silence that, allegedly involving himself in an attempted burglary last week.
The Missouri Tigers have dismissed the talented wide receiver who was once the No. 1 overall recruiting prospect in the nation in 2012. After much deliberation, the school thought it was best to part ways with the kid who was arrested on drug-related charges twice and now an attempted burglary — he was never charged, however.
With all of his past problems, should another school give him a chance?
My simple answer to that is yes. The kid is troubled and is basically begging for help from someone. If a school can come along and enroll him in a rehab program while offering the incentive of “if you finish the program, you can play football here.”
Sure, he’s made three mistakes and the saying is ‘three strikes and you’re out,’ but sometimes athletes beg for help in odd ways — this may be one of them.
He clearly has a problem and it needs to be corrected. Any school would be lucky to have the opportunity to change Green-Beckham’s life while allowing him to compete for a spot on the football team.
Heck, the kid was a No. 1 overall recruit two years ago.
He has the talent. He has the potential. All he needs is a school to guide him.
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