Mizzou football has another problem to fix along with its SEC woes.
Former No. one recruit and freshman wide receiver Dorial Green-Beckham and two other Mizzou football players were arrested on drug charges Wednesday night. Green-Beckham, lineman Tony Boozer and receiver Levi Copelin have all been suspended from Saturday’s game against Vanderbilt.
The players were spotted by police in a white Lincoln Navigator in the Parking Lot G of the stadium Wednesday night. The officers noticed the smell of marijuana and on inspection of the car, made the arrest. The three players were arrested on charges of possessing 35 grams or less of marijuana.
According to officers, there were two other players at the scene. After further investigation, the police determined that those players had nothing to do with the drugs and they were released.
According to Stltoday.com, Mizzou’s athletic department spokesman Chad Moller released a statement saying, “We’re aware of the incident and have addressed it. All individuals involved have been immediately suspended from the program for one game. All other disciplinary measures will be handled internally, and there will be no further comment.”
Green-Beckham, also known as DGB around campus, was the top recruit for receivers in the 2012 class. He had a very scrutinized recruitment before deciding to stick with his roots and sign with Mizzou last December.
He had a less than stellar start in his first four games, recording six catches for a whopping 48 yards. Green-Beckham really came out in the game out on fire in the game against Central Florida. He nabbed his first ever colligate touchdown off an 80 yard pass from quarterback James Franklin. The Tigers beat UCF last Saturday 21-16.
Green-Beckham has a total of seven catches for 128 yards and a touchdown. Too bad he won’t be able to extend those numbers this weekend.