Thursday, October 4, 2012
Green-Beckham suspended after arrest
By Chris Low
It's already been a rocky start to SEC play for Missouri, and now this.
Freshman receiver Dorial Green-Beckham, the No. 1 high school prospect in the country last year, has been suspended along with four other freshmen for Saturday's game against Vanderbilt.
Green-Beckham, along with freshman receiver Levi Copelin and linebacker Torey Boozer, was arrested Wednesday night on suspicion of possession of less than 35 grams of marijuana, according to a report in The Columbia (Mo.) Daily Tribune. The two other freshmen who were suspended, defensive lineman Harold Brantley and tight end Brandon Holifield, were also passengers in the car when the arrest took place, but they weren't arrested.
According to the Tribune's report, University of Missouri police captain Brian Weimer said an officer on patrol found the players at 11:49 p.m. in a white Lincoln Navigator in Lot G south of Memorial Stadium. Weimer said the officer detected the odor of marijuana and when the players got out of the car, the officer found marijuana.
Landing Green-Beckham was a huge recruiting coup for Missouri, which has lost its first two SEC games each by 21 points.
The Tigers have struggled to score points this season, and Green-Beckham had not been a big part of the offense until last week when he caught his first touchdown pass -- an 80-yarder in the 21-16 win over UCF.
Green-Beckham was the only one of the three arrested freshmen scheduled to play this Saturday. The other two were expected to redshirt this season.