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Report: Oklahoma files appeal on Dorial Green-Beckham’s behalf

Dorial Green-Beckham

In a move that should surprise absolutely no one, the Oklahoma Sooners filed Dorial Green-Beckham‘s eligibility appeal Tuesday, according to CBSSports.com’s Jeremy Fowler.

The Sooners are confident Green-Beckham will be eligible to play during the upcoming season despite transferring from Missouri this offseason due to a loophole in the NCAA’s rules.

Normally, an athlete that transfers between one FBS school to another is required by NCAA rule to sit out the following season. Of course, there are always extenuating circumstances. In Green-Beckham’s case, the Sooners will invoke the run-off rule, which allows a athlete to be immediately eligible if they’re still in good academic standing and the previous school files paperwork which confirms the athlete isn’t invited back to the program.

Missouri dismissed Green-Beckham in April. Missouri athletic director Mike Alden stated it was a “necessary step for our football team, athletic department, the University and our community.” Prior to the dismissal, Green-Beckham had been suspended by the team twice and arrested twice. The second arrest was the most concerning after Green-Beckham was accused of pushing a woman down a flight of stairs and hurting his former girlfriend.

Green-Beckham took responsibility for his actions, but it wasn’t enough for Missouri to give the biggest recruit in the school’s history another chance.

Oklahoma decided to give Green-Beckham a second chance despite other schools passing on the wide receiver. The school is now lobbying to get Green-Beckham eligible this fall. It’s an odd stance for the university to take after suspending linebacker Frank Shannon amid allegations of violence against women.

Well, it’s not really that odd. Green-Beckham is a match-up nightmare at 6-6 and 225 pounds. Green-Beckham led the Tigers last season with 59 receptions and 12 receiving touchdowns. The wide receiver’s size and ability to stretch a defense will add a completely different dynamic to the Sooners’ offense whenever he is ruled eligible to play.

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16 Responses to “Report: Oklahoma files appeal on Dorial Green-Beckham’s behalf”
  1. auburntigers34 says: Aug 12, 2014 5:28 PM

    Stoops has no shame….or morals…or ethics.

  2. mauldawg says: Aug 12, 2014 5:30 PM

    Just what you need another Thug. Some coaches have no Idea on running a clean program. Thugs are more important then the game. What a shame this thug will get another chance. It would be a shame if he was pushed down a flight of stairs broke both legs and never played another down of football. OU is now thug U.

  3. bayousooner90 says: Aug 12, 2014 5:39 PM

    auburntigers34 says:
    Aug 12, 2014 5:28 PM
    Stoops has no shame….or morals…or ethics.

    So you have all the facts about the case to make judgement… Remember Brian Banks falsely accused of rape lost his scholarship and years of freedom due to a rush to judgement.
    But you went to Auburn a school that has never had any issues with its football program.

  4. 4512dawg4512 says: Aug 12, 2014 5:42 PM

    Hahaha, blow the doors off of Alabama and everybody hates you, you all crack me up!

  5. usmcbronzestar says: Aug 12, 2014 6:24 PM

    Grow up!

  6. ldloudin says: Aug 12, 2014 6:30 PM

    Seriously bayousooner90, do you really think this guy is a good representative for OU? Two drug charges (including 1 felony bill), & beating up not 1 but 2 chicks? The Springfield PD had to drop it b/c the girl wouldn’t press charges while he was still a Mizzou playa. I’d be ashamed if my school even took a phone call from this thug.

  7. noleitup says: Aug 12, 2014 6:39 PM

    Stoops knows the deal. OU destroyed my noles 2 years in a row for a reason.

  8. 8to80texansblog says: Aug 12, 2014 8:50 PM

    Stoops doesn’t have a lot of moral ground to stand on right now….

    Shannon, DGB, and Mixon….

    I’m ok with kids smoking a little weed, that to me isn’t a character issue, it’s more of a culture issue. Though it’s illegal in most states, that structure of criminality is falling rapidly. But when these kids are involved in violent crimes, domestic violence, and stealing, I start to worry.

    Between Shannon, DGB, and Mixon, you’re looking at 3 potential stars that are all dealing with violent crime accusations with Shannon and Mixon looking at sexual assault accusations.

    My Aggies aren’t much better but I won’t lie… I’m worried these issue are going to seriously affect the Aggies ability to be competitive this year.

  9. bayousooner90 says: Aug 12, 2014 9:23 PM

    Seriously bayousooner90, do you really think this guy is a good representative for OU? Two drug charges (including 1 felony bill), & beating up not 1 but 2 chicks? The Springfield PD had to drop it b/c the girl wouldn’t press charges while he was still a Mizzou playa. I’d be ashamed if my school even took a phone call from this thug.

    Not saying Im proud of it, saying I am sick of fans from Big programs pretending their program is above the things others do. Then pass judgement based on an article written on the internet.

    As for Mixon, the victim of his alleged assault was brought back to Oklahoma to face a judge according to Daily Oklahoman. “A bench warrant was issued for Molitor on July 24 in an April 2013 charge of possession of hydrocodone, drug paraphernalia and possession of a false identification card.”
    May shed light on why the DA is taking so long investigating… And Mixon is not participating in Team activities until the truth is known.
    As for Stoops and OU they are trying to suspend their leading tackler from last year for a violation of title IX, sexual conduct code, but can’t because the player filed a grievance because no charges were brought by the DA, because the alleged victim did not want to press charges. The University has taken the issue to the Oklahoma Supreme Court to get the suspension enforced.
    Do some research before bashing teams and coaches, like all big time coaches Stoops is far from perfect, but he hands out discipline better than most.

  10. vols84 says: Aug 12, 2014 9:38 PM

    Doesn’t matter if it’s Stoops or Saban, this young man is being used and should not play this year. I don’t think people really have his interest in mind, just exploiting him to get a few more wins. He has some serious issues with authority, with respect for women, and with weed.

  11. stoicpaisano says: Aug 12, 2014 10:33 PM

    Disgusting abuse of the run off rule, which is not intended to benefit pot-smoking women-beaters who pled down to avoid any meaningful jail time. I normally have no problem with Stoops but this a blatant thumbing of the nose to the NCAA in chasing the services of a known goon.

  12. longborer69 says: Aug 13, 2014 4:25 AM

    @stoicpaisano You said it all. Stoops does some things right. It appears they are trying to do the right thing on Shannon. You can’t blame a school if one of their recruits ends up being trouble, which looks like it might be the case with Mixon. Happens to just about every school.

    I don’t even have a real big problem with Stoops saying to DGB, “You can come here, keep your nose clean for a year to show you’ve learned your lesson, and we’ll let you play next year.” Second chances can make great stories. Hate to completely write off a young kid at this point in his life, maybe he can get turned around.

    But this is a horrible abuse of the run off rule. Disgraceful. DGB was not “run off” — he forced them to finally say, “That’s it.” Stoops is teaching him that you can dodge the consequences if you are a good enough player. The loss of a year is real consequences, but plugging him into a winning team without any time off is not.

    If you want to see what might happen when athletes think they are above the law and aren’t going to have any consequences for horrible behavior, Aaron Hernandez provides one example. Hopefully DGB never goes that far, but if he does, Stoops (and the NCAA) will share some responsibility for it if this appeal succeeds.

    I do find it ironic that an Auburn fan would be the first voice on this, though. Seems like they should rename their school to “Second Chance U” (or third chance). As I said, I’m not opposed to second chances, but it just seems strange to be throwing stones when your own house appears to be, at least in part, made of glass.

  13. usmcbronzestar says: Aug 13, 2014 8:32 AM

    The only thing, that I would like to add is the following! Stoops, Saban, or whomever is in charge of a program is vastly more informed about their situations then anyone not directly involved. Speculation and guessing is a sign of an uninformed person!

  14. Randy says: Aug 13, 2014 3:32 PM

    Dear usmcbronzestar,

    I work for the University of Missouri and I have carefully followed the “situation that Stoops knows more about…”. Green-Beckham was given second chances by the Mizzou community, but he responded in ever more distasteful ways each time. Yes, he is an exceptional football talent. Stoops knows this. So does the Missouri coaches who recruited him. So do all the reputable coaches who passed on him after his dismissal from Mizzou. Stoops is willing to make this bet: “If DGB performs, I am a hero for giving him a second chance and maybe we win the conference. If DGB gets in trouble, I blame him and nothing sticks to me.”

  15. usmcbronzestar says: Aug 13, 2014 9:04 PM

    I stand corrected!

  16. averagjoe says: Aug 14, 2014 2:20 AM

    How low can they stoop?

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