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Oklahoma football: Dorial Green-Beckham's waiver appeal denied by the NCAA

by Jason Kersey Published: August 22, 2014
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Dorial Green-Beckham (11) catches a pass during the University of Oklahoma Sooners (OU) practice and Student Day at Gaylord Family-Oklahoma Memorial Stadium in Norman, Okla., on Thursday, Aug. 21, 2014. Photo by Steve Sisney, The Oklahoman
Dorial Green-Beckham (11) catches a pass during the University of Oklahoma Sooners (OU) practice and Student Day at Gaylord Family-Oklahoma Memorial Stadium in Norman, Okla., on Thursday, Aug. 21, 2014. Photo by Steve Sisney, The Oklahoman

NORMAN — The University of Oklahoma’s waiver request on behalf of wide receiver Dorial Green-Beckham was denied by the NCAA, OU announced in a statement Friday evening.

“The University accepts that decision and will continue to provide the appropriate assistance to Dorial, just as it does with other students, in helping him grow personally from the many opportunities available to him at OU,” the statement reads.

Green-Beckham was a five-star recruit and the top prospect in the recruiting class of 2012, and signed with Missouri out of high school. He compiled 87 catches, 1,278 yards and 17 touchdowns in two seasons with the Tigers.

Missouri coach Gary Pinkel dismissed Green-Beckham after two marijuana-related arrests and an investigation into the receiver allegedly forcing his way into an apartment and shoving an 18-year-old woman down stairs.

He was never charged in the incident, and signed a financial aid agreement with OU in early July.

OU filed an appeal for a “run-off” waiver on Green-Beckham’s behalf, and Missouri was reportedly cooperating with the appeal.

Green-Beckham now must sit out the 2014 season entirely. He’s never redshirted, so he would become eligible in 2015 with two more years to play in Norman.

by Jason Kersey
OU Sports Reporter
Jason Kersey became The Oklahoman's OU football beat writer in May 2012 after a year covering high school sports and OSU recruiting. Before joining the newspaper in November 2006 as a part-time results clerk, he covered high school football for...
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