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.