While America was gearing up for Monday night’s basketball championship, an interesting development took place at Missouri. The Tigers’ former No. 1-overall recruit (per Rivals), Dorial Green-Beckham, was indefinitely suspended from the team.
According to a report from ESPN, Green-Beckham violated team policies and will not participate in any team activities until further notice. Tigers head coach Gary Pinkel issued the following statement on the situation:
“It’s unfortunate, but it’s the right thing to do for our football program, for the athletic department, and also for Dorial. Representing Mizzou and our fans is a privilege, and we’ll work with him during the process.”
“It’s been disappointing to have this and other issues which have taken place lately. It’s frustrating because we work very hard to instill responsibility and discipline in our young men so that our program represents Mizzou the right way. These actions aren’t representative of those expectations, and we are addressing these issues head on.”
Despite all his positives on the field, Green-Beckham has had his fair share of trouble off of it. The Springfield, Missouri native has twice had run-ins with the law – both drug related.
If he is able to right the ship, the junior will enter next season as one of the top wide receivers in not just the SEC, but the entire country.