Back in early August, it was reported that Oklahoma’s officials were “confident” that former Missouri star wideout Dorial Green-Beckham, now enrolled at OU, would be granted eligibility by the NCAA to play in 2014. Perhaps they got a little ahead of themselves. Friday, the organization announced that DGB, as he’s known, will not be eligible until the 2015 season. Oklahoma had tried to use the “run-off” waiver rule, originally created for situations where a player was removed from a program for reasons “beyond their control.”
Oklahoma says NCAA waiver for Dorial Green-Beckham has been denied for 2014.
— Bryan Fischer (@BryanDFischer) August 23, 2014
University of Oklahoma Statement on Dorial Green-Beckham Ruling by NCAA pic.twitter.com/U2cfG4Fk9c
— Oklahoma Football (@OU_Football) August 23, 2014
Green-Beckham was booted from Missouri after what was reportedly a scary off-campus incident, but was never charged with any crime. The NCAA apparently did not deem the situation worthy of making an exception for.
The Sooners junior will have the option of turning professional after this season or coming back to play one year for the program. It’s anybody’s guess as to what he’ll eventually decide.