Another day goes by, another college football player gets into trouble.
According to Edward Aschoff of ESPN.com, the Missouri Tigers have reportedly booted star wide receiver Dorial Green-Beckham from the football team, after allegations surfaced about a woman claiming he shoved her down at least four stairs.
Joe Schad, ESPN’s National College Football reporter, also tweeted out Green-Beckham’s departure.
Dorial Green-Beckham has been dismissed from the football program, Missouri announces
— Joe Schad (@schadjoe) April 11, 2014
The event that transpired earlier in the week isn’t the specific reason behind kicking Green-Beckham off the team, but because the incident occurred close to when he was released, it’s safe to say the situation played a big part.
On Monday, Missouri had suspended Green-Beckham indefinitely due to the episode.
Here’s what Tigers’ head coach Gary Pinkel had to say in a statement regarding the move to cut Green-Beckham – per Aschoff:
“This decision was made with the best interests of all involved in mind. Dorial’s priority going forward needs to be focusing on getting the help he needs. As we have all along, we will continue to do everything we can to assist Dorial and his family. We care deeply about Dorial and his well-being, but hopefully he can benefit from a fresh start.”
This isn’t the first time Green-Beckham has been in trouble with the law though.
In January, the former No. 1 wideout recruit was arrested, but not charged, after police discovered a pound of marijuana in a car he’d been in. Rewinding back to 2012, he was charged with marijuana possession, and pleaded guilty to second-degree trespassing, after he was caught with two other teammates puffing on cannabis.
It’s a shame, considering the type of talent he is. However, we’ve seen star players bounce back. Perfect example would be former LSU standout Tyrann Mathieu, who also had a little trouble with the mary jane.
In 14 games last season, Green-Beckham reeled in 59 catches, 883-yards, and 12 touchdowns. In a contest against the Kentucky Wildcats on Nov. 9, 2013, he garnered four touchdowns – which were the most he’s collected in a single-game at the collegiate-level.