Former Mizzou wideout Beckham to enter 2015 Draft
COLUMBIA, MO (KTVI) – A former number one high school recruit and wide receiver for the University of Missouri will enter the 2015 NFL Draft, nearly a year after being kicked off the team, the St. Louis Post-Dispatch reported.
Dorial Green-Beckham, a Springfield, Missouri native, last played organized college football at the 2014 Cotton Bowl, which saw the Mizzou Tigers beat the Oklahoma State Cowboys 41-31. Beckham had four catches for 53 yards in that game.
Green-Beckham, often called ‘DGB’ by fans and local media, was arrested three times while enrolled in Columbia. He was first arrested in October 2012 on suspicion of marijuana possession outside the football stadium, but later pleaded guilty to reduced charges. In January 2014, DGB was arrested in Springfield for drug distribution but was never formally charged.
In April 2014, Green-Beckham was accused of breaking into a Columbia apartment and shoving an 18-year-old woman down a flight of stairs. Although the alleged victim opted not to press charges, Mizzou head coach Gary Pinkel had seen enough and dismissed the wide receiver.
Green-Beckham left Missouri and enrolled at the University of Oklahoma in July in order to play football there. Oklahoma appealed to the NCAA to allow DGB to play for its football program instead of sitting out for a year. The NCAA denied that request.
Oklahoma head coach Bob Stoops announced Green-Beckham’s plans on Tuesday.