Let the DGB Mea Culpa Tour 2014 commence in earnest. Just how earnest said tour is, however, remains to be seen.
One day after it was announced that Dorial Green-Beckham would not be facing arrest or charges in connection to a burglary investigation, the Missouri wide receiver issued a statement to the St. Louis Post-Dispatch‘s David Morrison through his father in which he took “responsibility for my conduct and my mistakes.”
His conduct has been disruptive, to say the least, and his mistakes have been numerous since coming to Mizzou as the No. 1 player in the Class of 2012. Twice Green-Beckham has been suspended, and twice he’s been arrested on pot-related charges — one felony in nature — in addition to the latest Columbia Police Department probe. The latter was by far the most disturbing as an incident report stemming from the report of a first-degree burglary stated that Green-Beckham pushed one woman down a several steps as well as injuring another female, his girlfriend, very early this past Sunday morning.
The victims, one of whom was quoted in the incident report as stating she was afraid of the media and community backlash, declined to press charges, forcing the police to drop the case.
The receiver was indefinitely suspended by the football program Monday, less than 24 hours after his latest brush with the law. In his statement, Green-Beckham revealed that he would be “entering counseling” during his suspension.
Mizzou has yet to publicly address the details released by the CPD Thursday.
Below is Green-Beckham’s statement, again released through the player’s father to the Post-Dispatch‘s Morrison:
“First and most importantly, I take responsibly for my conduct and my mistakes. Don’t blame my girlfriend or her friends for anything. I am not looking for sympathy. I thank those who have given me concern. I have been young and dumb. I want to be better. During my suspension I’m entering counseling. With help, I know I can be stronger emotionally and spiritually. My relationship with God, my family, friends, teammates and coaches are most important in my life, not football. It may not be possible to fix everything, but it won’t be for not trying.”