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Missouri’s Dorial Green-Beckham arrested on drug charges, given early release

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Saturday morning saw one of the top players in the SEC and top wide receivers in college football released by police following a drug-related arrest. Missouri’s Dorial Green-Beckham was arrested on charges of distribution, delivery, manufacture or production of a controlled substance, according to a release by the Springfield, Missouri police department.

His quick release could be a positive sign.  As St. Louis Post-Dispatch reports, a Greene County jail representative says it “probably means he wasn’t involved with what they thought he was involved in.” There was no bond set for Green-Beckmham.

This is the second time Green-Beckham has been arrested since arriving at Missouri in 2012. He was arrested in October 2012 for suspected possession of marijuana. He served a one-game suspension following the arrest. What this latest incident means for his position on the Tigers will have plenty of time to be evaluated as the offseason is fresh. If he is cleared of any wrongdoing according to the police, there would likely be no impact on his status with the team.

If the police end up charging Green-Beckham with a felony, he could be suspended from any team activity until the legal process plays out in full, at which time a decision on his status would be re-evaluated moving forward.

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26 Responses to “Missouri’s Dorial Green-Beckham arrested on drug charges, given early release”
  1. ddweer says: Jan 11, 2014 10:20 AM

    Fool me once shame on me. Fool me twice shame on you. Time to cut the kid loose. Even if he wasn’t “the king-pin” he was with people he shouldn’t even be associating with. So quit enabling him and send him packing with the hope he will final learn his lesson.

  2. rolltide510 says: Jan 11, 2014 10:30 AM

    “probably means he wasn’t involved with what they thought he was involved in.”

    ^ non-trial part of the argument.

  3. dhardy8207 says: Jan 11, 2014 10:31 AM

    Its unfortunate that this young man can’t seem to stay away from the bad eliments that are obviously influential in his decisions. Would seem to me that if he’s already been suspended and served a one game suspension last season that he would have learned this type of behavior won’t be tolerated. You can give someone benefit of doubt for being “caught in the wrong place and the wrong time” if this only occured once. But now that this is the second time whether he is charged or not he obviously has a problem staying away from the activity that caused him a suspension in the first place.

    Some youngsters never learn….

  4. thefiesty1 says: Jan 11, 2014 10:39 AM

    What time of the early morning hours was he arrested? Nothing good happens after midnight. What a dummy!

  5. blues1988 says: Jan 11, 2014 10:47 AM

    give me a break old man, he didn’t get charged for suspicion of rape, it was only weed. something that should be legal. is he dumb for getting caught? yes but definitely not worthy of letting him go.

  6. pettytom says: Jan 11, 2014 10:49 AM

    In related news Urban Meyer and The Ohio State offered this kid a full scholarship (without having to show up to class of course), a brand new SUV, as many tats that he could possibly fit on his body, and weekly cash payments to take care of the money he was making selling drugs.

  7. derekgorgonstar says: Jan 11, 2014 11:04 AM


  8. dryzzt23 says: Jan 11, 2014 11:05 AM

    I have zero pity for losers like this. Cut him from the team and take away his financial aid.

  9. mgmac says: Jan 11, 2014 11:45 AM

    @dryz you never smoked? You’re a liar or the loser

  10. noleitup says: Jan 11, 2014 11:51 AM

    Whats wrong with these kids. Why cant you just enjoy gettin some college tail and rockin all the free mizzou gear you want? Love this guy as a player but it looks like we got another big dummy. Cut him and make him go play for eastern idaho culinary arts for the blind tech.

  11. irishdodger says: Jan 11, 2014 12:43 PM

    The irony here is that his adoptive parents were highly critical of the coaches that were recruiting him. Specifically, they were highly judge mental of Bobby Petrino. That’s fair….just don’t forget the glass house u live in. As Bielema’s wife would tweet…..#Karma

  12. kcrobert10 says: Jan 11, 2014 1:48 PM

    Look like with most legal things its to early to talk about kicking him off the team at this point. This is still America he deserves full due process. I figured people would learn that with the hiesman trophy winner and national champion qb. At the very least though he has shown bad judgment in friends he keeps. Forget the Missouri stuff think from his prospective next yr he is a top 10 pick but with multiple incidents like this and it could push him down the board cost him millions of dollars. I don’t know who his advisors are but they wouldn’t be worth there weight in gold if they weren’t advising him to be extremely careful who he is associating with.

  13. sportsbastard says: Jan 11, 2014 3:21 PM

    Dorial “Yeah, I smoke the” Green-Beckham has some growing up to do.

  14. fnf417 says: Jan 11, 2014 3:32 PM

    Distribution,delivery and manufacturing of a controlled substance is what I seen AKA Crack Cocaine I’m guessing

  15. goodfieldnohit says: Jan 11, 2014 3:38 PM

    Thank God he didn’t sign any autographs. He’d still be in jail if that were the case.

  16. seanb20124 says: Jan 11, 2014 6:06 PM

    Released immediately after agreeing to be confidential informant.

  17. tony34343434 says: Jan 11, 2014 6:44 PM

    It is an SEC school, drug charges. He will get a pat on the back and on his way. No game suspension. Maybe he will have to sit out a practice in June.

  18. sportsguy3434 says: Jan 11, 2014 7:36 PM

    This is distribution or production charges (possibly not weed), not just possession.

    I bet Bobby P would still give him a second chance…

  19. basebuck says: Jan 12, 2014 9:22 AM

    To petty Tom, why the shot at urban Meyer and Ohio state? Are you a sour Gator?

  20. mediocrebob says: Jan 12, 2014 10:03 AM

    Doesn’t matter if you “think weed should be legal”. It’s not. And doesn’t sound like its weed for sure. Might’ve been playing around with Tyrone Biggums.

    And a shot at UM and his corrupt university that he runs is always warranted. ( coming from an tOSU alum)

  21. packerbadger says: Jan 13, 2014 2:05 PM

    And yet ANOTHER $ECheat player making the news in the Local section…………

  22. jbaxt says: Jan 13, 2014 4:46 PM

    Weed didn’t keep NFL teams away from other top players in recent drafts. But definitely lowers his status as a top WR.

  23. savior72 says: Jan 14, 2014 12:24 PM

    Pound of weed found in the car. That’s not recreational use there

  24. 8to80texansblog says: Jan 16, 2014 11:44 AM

    thefiesty1 says:
    Jan 11, 2014 10:39 AM

    What time of the early morning hours was he arrested? Nothing good happens after midnight. What a dummy!

    Are you like a senior citizen or something….

    I’ve had PLENTY of good things happen after midnight, in fact some of the best things…..

  25. mvktr2 says: Jan 17, 2014 11:11 AM

    50% of african american males under 23 yrs of age and 40% of caucasian american males under 23 yrs of age have arrest records. For what? Overwhelmingly drug possession with over half of those being marijuana. End the drug war, quit imprisoning our children and grand children in order to stuff money into private prison owners, police union & prison guard union coffers, and empowering politicians whom want to appear tough on crime by pursuing one of the greatest boondoggles in world history.

  26. mvktr2 says: Jan 17, 2014 11:28 AM

    Whose property is my body? Probably mine. I so regard it. If I experiment with it, who must be answerable? I, not the State. If I choose injudiciously, does the State die? Oh no. – Mark Twain

    I remember the good ole days when drugs weren’t illegal, fewer people died from their use, and people lived with the consequences of their actions. A time when racism wasn’t used to institute such nefarious laws. A time when fewer were addicts because all were responsible for their own well being.

    If you don’t know during prohibition alcoholism increased due to market scarcities. The same happens with narcotics as addicts and recreational users alike over-indulge when possible because of he possible wait for the next high. Did you know 9-11% of drug users are addicts. No I don’t use drugs, I’m actually a minister and see the imprisoning of people simply because they pursue vice as a greater crime than the ‘crime’ they’re being punished for.

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