Three months later, another off-field issue has placed the linebacker’s future at the school in doubt once again.
In a release, the school announced that Beckford has been indefinitely suspended from the football program. And the reason wasn’t the obligatory “violation of unspecified team rules” either; rather, the school stated in the press release that the suspension resulted from “his arrest earlier Monday.”
Hope’s statement indicated that Beckford violated probation stemming from the legal issue late last year, although the details of what led to the latest arrest are not yet available.
“It’s unfortunate that Dwayne allegedly violated some of the terms of his probationary status,” Hope said. “Once we examine all the details that led to today’s development, we will make a decision on his long-term status with the team.”
At his late-July sentencing on the OVI charge, Beckford was given what was described as 30 days of community corrections; 335 days of supervised probation; and, during those 365 days, will be forced to blow into a tube in order to start his vehicle. The West Lafayette Journal and Courier writes that “[w]hile on probation, he cannot consume alcohol or drugs and cannot go into any bars, taverns or liquor stores.”
Beckford is also facing possession charges, with one of those charges considered a felony. According to the Journal and Courier, Monday’s arrest was the fourth time Beckford has been arrested since June of 2011.
In 2011, and despite missing the Boilermakers’ bowl game, Beckford finished the season as Purdue’s second-leading tackler.