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.