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Missouri's top receiver is out indefinitely.
Missouri’s Dorial Green-Beckham is expected to be one of the top receivers in the nation in 2014. However, Green-Beckham’s status with the team is up in the air, as the junior receiver has been suspended indefinitely.
Coach Gary Pinkel released a statement announcing Green-Beckham’s suspension:
“It's unfortunate, but it's the right thing to do for our football program, for the athletic department, and also for Dorial," Pinkel said. “We have high standards related to the expectations that come along with being a Missouri Tiger and Dorial has not met those recently. Representing Mizzou and our fans is a privilege, and we'll work with him during this process.”
“It's been disappointing to have this, and other issues which have taken place lately. It's frustrating, because we work very hard to instill responsibility and discipline in our young men so that our program represents Mizzou the right way. These actions aren't representative of those expectations, and we are addressing these issues head on.”
Green-Beckham was one of the top recruits in the 2012 signing class and caught 28 passes for 395 yards and five touchdowns as a true freshman. As a sophomore, Green-Beckham became one of the top receivers in the SEC, grabbing 59 passes for 883 yards and 12 touchdowns.
Green-Beckham is a key piece of Missouri’s offense for 2014, as the Tigers were already set to lose Marcus Lucas and L’Damian Washington.
Missouri suspends WR Dorial Green-Beckham indefinitely for violation of team rules.— Dave Matter (@Dave_Matter) April 7, 2014
@BlatantHomerism "Indefinitely" could mean "for a week of practice" or "for three games." No idea.— Bill Connelly (@SBN_BillC) April 7, 2014