Update: Missouri coach Gary Pinkel has issued a statement on DGB’s suspension.
It’s unfortunate, but it’s the right thing to do for our football program, for the athletic department, and also for Dorial. We have high standards related to the expectations that come along with being a Missouri Tiger, and Dorial has not met those recently. Representing Mizzou and our fans is a privilege, and we’ll work with him during the process. It’s been disappointing to have this, and other issues which have tkane place lately. It’s frustrating, because we work very hard to instill responsibility and discipline in our young men so that our program represents Mizzou the right way. These actions aren’t representative of those expectations, and we are addressing these issues head on.
Earlier: Soon-to-be Missouri junior Dorial Green-Beckham has had a tough time keeping his name out of the headlines for off-the-field activities. Monday afternoon, it’s being reported in an official school release that DGB, widely considered one of the most talented wide receivers in college football, has been suspended indefinitely from the Tigers football program.
Missouri says WR Dorial Green-Beckham has been suspended indefinitely for a violation of team rules.
— Ralph D. Russo (@ralphDrussoAP) April 7, 2014
Green-Beckham has been arrested twice for marijuana-related activities, though he was not charged in either case. He led the Tigers this past season in both receptions (59) and touchdowns (12), racking up 883 receiving yards in the process. It is not yet known what team rule he violated.