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Green-Beckham avoids arrest in burglary probe, even as disturbing details emerge

Deshazor Everett, Dorial Green-Beckham AP

For the second time (maybe) this year, one of the top wide receivers in the country has avoided what could’ve been some very serious legal issues.

According to David Morrison of the Columbia Tribune, Dorial Green-Beckham will not be arrested or face charges in connection to the Columbia Police Department’s investigation into an alleged burglary.  According to reports, the first-degree burglary of an apartment was reported very early this past Sunday morning; while Green-Beckham’s name came up in connection to the incident, it was unclear if he was connected as a suspect, victim or witness.

That fact has been cleared up, although in doing so it paints a very disturbing and concerning portrait of both the incident and the player.  According to the police incident report, Morrison wrote on Twitter, “Green-Beckham forced [his] way into [the] apartment while resident was trying to close door.”  The story then takes an even more disturbing twist:

After all of that, the reason Green-Beckham is not facing criminal charges? “[The v]victim told police she did not want to press charges because ‘she was afraid of the media and community backlash.’”  Tod Palmer takes it even further, tweeting that “Columbia Police were prepared to charge DGB with first-degree burglary, but withdrew warrant after victim declined to press charges.”

(Sigh…)

Green-Beckham was indefinitely suspended by the football less than 24 hours after the reported burglary, although the school described the punitive measures only as being for unspecified violations of team rules.

Green-Beckham led the Tigers in receptions (59) and receiving touchdowns (12) in 2013, a year after he being rated by Rivals.com as the No. 1 player in the Class of 2012.  The off-field issues, though, continue to crop up at an alarming rate.

In January of this year, he was arrested on felony drug charges, although it was subsequently reported that court documents showed there was no evidence the player was selling marijuana.  That incident remains under investigation and the charges unresolved.  In October of 2012, Green-Beckham was one of three Mizzou football players arrested for pot possession.

UPDATED 2:18 p.m. ET: The more information that comes out related to this incident, the more disturbing and disgusting it becomes.

The police obtained text messages from/to the alleged victim which explained Green-Beckham “will be kicked out of Mizzou and not qualify for the draft” if he were to be charged and — not a good look upcoming if you’re a Tigers fan — members of the Mizzou coaching staff “talked to me and explained to me how serious this is.”

The alleged victim was a friend of Green-Beckham’s girlfriend.

In a follow-up interview, however, the alleged victim denied both sustaining injuries and being talked to by the coaching staff.  After that follow-up interview, the alleged victim’s mom called a CPD officer and “asked that her daughter not be contacted further.”

Based on the alleged victim’s non-cooperation, the case was dropped.

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17 Responses to “Green-Beckham avoids arrest in burglary probe, even as disturbing details emerge”
  1. bonerchamp says: Apr 10, 2014 2:39 PM

    Guy sounds like a Gator.

  2. guinsrule says: Apr 10, 2014 2:40 PM

    If there’s proof the victim was “talked to” by the Mizzou coaching staff, this is going to get a lot bigger or the victim is going to get a lot richer.

  3. kosarkid says: Apr 10, 2014 3:01 PM

    Although they’re not covering up child rape, it’s still pretty bad. If there’s a shred of evidence about the whole coaching staff aspect, that program is screwed.

  4. 8to80texansblog says: Apr 10, 2014 3:13 PM

    First he’s in a car with enough weed to keep Willie Nelson high for a year and now this…

    I’m thinking Mizzou needs to cut bait and let go of this one…. It’s a tough decision, but this guy is bad news, and obviously continuously makes very bad decisions.

    Also if it comes out that the coaching staff really intimidated the victim this will get real ugly, real quick….

  5. floridacock says: Apr 10, 2014 3:43 PM

    Kid got some BIG lawyer power…….hmmmm

  6. normtide says: Apr 10, 2014 4:23 PM

    That’s the sad part of these incidents involving athletes. You can press charges or wait and get a lot of money.

    Now, the allegations about the coaching staff are disturbing. If true, that’s going to cost some coach his career.

  7. stoicpaisano says: Apr 10, 2014 4:47 PM

    This girl just won the ghetto lottery and didn’t even have to pump out a kid. Any student loans she had just went *poof*. Bet she’ll have an apartment/vehicle paid for also. Big business at work.

  8. sportsbastard says: Apr 10, 2014 4:49 PM

    Glad to see they received my emails.

  9. teedraper says: Apr 10, 2014 6:12 PM

    Nothing is disturbing or disgusting except you pussy ass crackers that’s desperately trying to rail road this kid. GTFOOH!

    DGB need to leave them white hoes alone…Kobe, Tiger, & OJ didn’t teach you dudes shit.

  10. auburntigers34 says: Apr 10, 2014 6:17 PM

    teedraper says:
    Apr 10, 2014 6:12 PM

    The racist said what?

  11. asimonetti88 says: Apr 10, 2014 10:15 PM

    Everything about this situation sucks. This kid should be in jail plain and simple

  12. chinahand11 says: Apr 10, 2014 10:42 PM

    Coaching staff “talked to me and explained to me how serious this is.” So everything is cool now?

  13. goodfieldnohit says: Apr 10, 2014 11:07 PM

    Nice to see that the Lawrence Phillips protocol gets rewarded at Mizzou. Next week DGB gets lessons in slamming da ho’s head into a mailbox.

  14. psly2124 says: Apr 11, 2014 5:11 AM

    Doubt the girlfriend has any student loans, less then .0001% chance if that. Her college tuition is being paid for by the tax payer.

  15. jbaxt says: Apr 11, 2014 9:47 AM

    So the coaches told her she gets a 4 year scholarship and all of a sudden everything’s cool. Strange how that can happen. Kick the pos off the team, sorry DGB, you’re a child and need to learn the hard way.

  16. dhardy8207 says: Apr 11, 2014 10:34 AM

    OK Mizzou….time to completely cut this guy and distance him from the university and the football program….

    One thing does stand out as odd about this incident…It makes NO sense that the coaching staff would take a chance on losing their jobs and risking damaging press to the program by trying to protect a player that has shown he has some issues with making sound decisions. He’s already suspended indefinitely, so why take a chance on trying to protect him from the consequences of this incident?….

  17. matt24bucs says: Apr 11, 2014 2:17 PM

    I didn’t know Missouri and FSU were both in Tallahassee…….

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