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Mizzou Dismisses Dorial Green-Beckham

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Missouri Tigers Dorial Green-Beckham runs past the Arizona State Sun Devils defense in the first quarter at Faurot Field in Columbia, Missouri on September 15, 2012. UPI/Bill Greenblatt

Missouri Tigers Dorial Green-Beckham runs past the Arizona State Sun Devils defense in the first quarter at Faurot Field in Columbia, Missouri on September 15, 2012. UPI/Bill Greenblatt

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COLUMBIA, Mo. (KMOX) - In a statement released around 3:00 on Friday afternoon, the University of Missouri announced Dorial Green-Beckham was dismissed from the football program. The decision was made by Head Coach Gary Pinkel, in conjunction with Director of Athletics Mike Alden.

“This decision was made with the best interests of all involved in mind,” said Pinkel.  “Dorial’s priority going forward needs to be focusing on getting the help he needs.  As we have all along, we will continue to do everything we can to assist Dorial and his family. We care deeply about Dorial and his well-being, but hopefully he can benefit from a fresh start,” he said.

“We have a high standard of conduct for our student-athletes,” said Alden.  “Though we provide the resources and mentoring to all of our student-athletes, we are also responsible to the community at large and to the ideals and values of the University of Missouri.  We have determined that this was a necessary step for our football team, athletic department, the University and our community.”

Green-Beckham, a sophomore who led No. 5 Missouri in receptions last season, has had a couple run-ins with the law this year.

In January, he was arrested after an officer found about a pound of marijuana in the vehicle he was in with two other men. Green-Beckham, John W. McDaniel and Patrick Prouty were booked into the Greene County jail for distribution of a controlled substance. All three were released without formal charges.

Last weekend, Columbia police were called to an apartment complex after an incident allegedly involving Green-Beckham. He was accused of forcing his way into an apartment and pushing a woman down several stairs. He reportedly will not face legal charges related to the incident.

Stay with KMOX and KMOX.com for the very latest on this developing story.

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