Friday, August 22, 2014
Dorial Green-Beckham must sit in '14
By ESPN.com staff
Dorial Green-Beckham's waiver request to play for Oklahoma this season immediately after his transfer from Missouri has been denied by the NCAA.
"The University accepts that decision and will continue to provide the appropriate assistance to Dorial, just as it does with other students, in helping him grow personally from the many opportunities available to him at OU," the school said in a statement.
Green-Beckham, who was dismissed by Missouri in April after several off-the-field incidents, joined Oklahoma in July.
One of college football's most explosive receivers, Green-Beckham had a breakout sophomore season for the Tigers in 2013 with 59 receptions for 883 yards and 12 touchdowns. He was one of the nation's top recruits in the Class of 2012, ranking No. 3 on the ESPN150.
The waiver request was based on an NCAA "run-off" rule. Using this rule, former LSU point guard Anthony Hickey became immediately eligible to play at Oklahoma State after being dismissed by the Tigers.
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