The Oklahoma Sooners brought in troubled former Missouri wide receiver Dorial Green-Beckham a few months ago, believing that they could get him on the roster through an appeal with the NCAA. Well, they were wrong, as the school announced on Friday that the NCAA has denied Green-Beckham the right to step right back onto the football field in 2014.
BREAKING: OU announces Dorial Green-Beckham’s appeal for immediate eligibility waiver has been DENIED by NCAA. #Sooners
— Eddie Radosevich (@Eddie_Rado) August 23, 2014
This was a long shot for the Sooners to get the talented wide receiver on the field this year, but that’s not to say that it wasn’t at least worth a shot. They believed that since Green-Beckham was dismissed from Missouri against his will, rather than deciding to transfer, he should have been able to catch passes beginning next week.
Ultimately, though, the NCAA thought that was not enough to get him back out there, and now he will be out for the season.
Green-Beckham, the former no. 1 overall recruit of the 2012 class, had a series of incidents that took place during his time at Missouri that led to his dismissal. The last one being when he allegedly shoved a woman down apartment stairs.
Now, it will be interesting to see whether or not he returns to college football next season, or if he will decide to test the NFL waters, which he can next May if he so chooses.