Just as things started to look bright for the young and talented wide-out for the Missouri Tigers according to the St. Louis Post-Dispatch Dorial Green-Beckham is being suspended for this Saturdays game against Vanderbilt on drug charges.
DGB caught one pass last week vs UCF in which he broke a tackle and took it to the house for 80-yards.
“Green-Beckham’s forward progress took an abrupt step backward when he was one of three Tigers arrested by University of Missouri police on suspicion of possession of less than 35 grams of marijuana..” – St.Louis Post-Dispatch
This is a pure distraction for this Saturday. DGB is a luxury. We DO NOT need him, but it is really really nice to have him. This is a dumb move on his part and won’t look good for the rookie WR with high hopes. Pinkel doesn’t allow these types of things to happen.
“We’re aware of the incident and have addressed it,” MU athletics spokesman Chad Moller said via e-mail. 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. Also arrested and facing the same punishment were Tiger freshman receiver Levi Copelin and freshman linebacker Torey Boozer.” -St. Louis Post-Dispatch
Hopefully this does not become a trend with our mammoth of a reciever DGB. I do not recall any incidents in high-school at Hillcrest that were made public on any occasion. Look the bottom line here is it was a rookie mistake by three freshman who do not understand the meaning of pride, loyalty, and obeying simple rules such as drug abuse.
This is a senseless and brainless move by these three fellas. Very immature and indecent gesture by these college freshman. This does not reflect well on Missouri Tiger Football. I expect Pinkel to handle this very vigorously.
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- Jordan Pollock, Lead Editor