(Missouri Football App) - The University of Missouri has dismissed wide receiver Dorial Green Beckham from the football program.
Green-Beckham was the subject of an investigation by Columbia police this week after an 18-year-old Mizzou student said he opened her apartment door at 2:30 a.m. on Sunday while trying to see his girlfriend, who is a friend of the victim. The two women involved in the incident declined to press charges, and police decided not to arrest Green-Beckham. He was suspended from the football program indefinitely on Monday, and now has been told his time as a Tiger has come to an end.
"This decision was made with the best interests of all involved in mind," coach Gary Pinkel said in a statement. "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.
Mizzou Athletic Director Mike Alden said in a statement, "We have a high standard of conduct for our student-athletes. 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."
In his second season at Mizzou, Green-Beckham caught 59 passes for 883 yards and 12 touchdowns. He was a key figure in the Tigers 12-2 season, in which they won the SEC Eastern Division title and finished the year ranked fifth in the nation.
Green-Beckham was one of the nation's most highly recruited players out of Hillcrest High School in Springfield, Mo. He was USA Today's Offensive player of the year in 2011. He won't be eligible to play in the NFL until the 2015 season.