Although the allegations surrounding Missouri Tigers’ star wide receiver Dorial Green-Beckham and his involvement in an alleged burglary were certainly serious, once the Columbia Police announced that they would not be making any arrests following their investigation, it was widely believed that Green-Beckham would likely be suspended for one or more games in the 2014 season.
Instead, the Tigers have taken a no nonsense approach, announcing that Green-Beckham has been dismissed from the team on Friday.
Missouri made the announcement in the afternoon and Paul Myerberg of The USA Today was one of many to immediately report the news via twitter.
Dorial Green-Beckham has been dismissed from the program, Missouri announces.
— Paul Myerberg (@PaulMyerberg) April 11, 2014
His now former coach believes he needs to use his time to find help.
Release: “Dorial’s priority…needs to be focusing on getting the help he needs.” – Gary Pinkel
— George Schroeder (@GeorgeSchroeder) April 11, 2014
Once details began to emerge, Green-Beckham’s chances of returning to school became smaller and smaller. He allegedly forced his way into an apartment and shoved a female, which caused “bruising and swelling of her right wrist and limited movement of her fingers on her right hand.”
Green-Beckham, who had 59 receptions for 883 yards and 12 touchdowns last season, has near limitless talent, but the Tigers obviously won’t stand for this type of behavior, especially when it comes to violence against women.