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.
One of the more underrated storylines heading into Week 6 continued its tack of uncertainty Tuesday.
During the first quarter of Florida State’s win over Wake Forest this past Saturday, Dalvin Cook tweaked his hamstring and didn’t return to the contest. The sophomore running back was initially labeled as day-to-day for this weekend’s game against Miami, and that hasn’t changed as Jimbo Fisher reaffirmed that Cook’s status for the in-state rivalry game remains up in the air.
“We’ll keep waiting,” the head coach said, adding that, because of Cook’s knowledge of the offense, he could sit out of practice the entire week and still take the field against the Hurricanes.
“He knows what to do, you can keep him healthy and do that there’s no doubt about that,” Fisher said.
Cook is far and away FSU’s leading rusher, with his 142.5 yards per game good for eight in the country and his six rushing touchdowns tied for 20th. The Seminoles’ No. 2 rusher, Mario Pender, is still dealing with the aftereffects of a collapsed lung that will sideline him for at least another week.
Oklahoma State’s defense has taken what will likely prove to be a very significant and impactful blow.
On Twitter as well as Instagram late Tuesday night, Ryan Simmons announced that he “recently tore my MCL & PCL which will require surgery.” As a result, Simmons, who was injured in the Week 5 win over Kansas State, will miss the remainder of the 2015 season, even as OSU has yet to officially confirm the linebacker’s status moving forward.
Because Simmons is a senior, and this is his final season of eligibility, the end of his 2015 season would also mean the end of his collegiate career.
Simmons has started the last 31 games for the Cowboys. He was second on the team in tackles last season, and his 26 career tackles for loss makes him OSU’s active leader in that category as well.
On his official bio, it’s written that Simmons is “[o]ne of the unquestioned leaders of the team, both on and off the field.”