Dorial Green-Beckham Arrested, Suspended for Saturday’s Game

Thursday, Oct. 4-

Mizzou football has yet another problem to fix along with its SEC woes.

Former No. 1 recruit Dorial Green-Beckham and two other Mizzou football players were arrested on drug charges Wednesday night. Green-Beckham, lineman Tony Boozer, and receiver Levi Copelin have all been suspended for Saturday’s tilt with Vanderbilt as a result.

The players were spotted by police in a white Lincoln Navigator in Parking Lot G next to Faurot Field Wednesday night. The officers noticed the smell of marijuana and on inspection of the car, made the arrest. The three players were arrested on charges of possessing 35 grams or less of marijuana.

According to stltoday.com, Mizzou’s athletic department spokesman Chad Moller released a statement saying, “We’re aware of the incident and have addressed it. 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.”

Green-Beckham was widely known as the top recruit for receivers in the 2012 class. He had a very public and scrutinized recruitment before deciding to stick with his roots and sign with Mizzou last December.

Green-Beckham had a less than stellar start in his first four games as a Tiger, recording six catches for a total of 48 yards. The standout slot receiver just recently showed a glimpse of his abilities and potential last weekend against Central Florida.

He nabbed his first collegiate touchdown off an 80-yard pass from quarterback James Franklin. The Tigers beat UCF last Saturday 21-16.

Missouri will be forced to play without its true freshman when they face SEC foe Vanderbilt this weekend. The conference clash kicks off at 6:00 p.m. Saturday at Faurot Field.

-Mary Kate Burgess
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Staff Writer