Oklahoma football: Report: OU files appeal paperwork for DGB

by Ryan Aber and Jason Kersey Published: August 12, 2014

Oklahoma has filed the paperwork with the NCAA for Dorial Green-Beckham’s appeal for immediate eligibility, CBSSports.com reported Tuesday afternoon.

School officials feel very confident about their chances to get the junior wide receiver eligible immediately with an NCAA waiver, sources told The Oklahoman recently.

The school filed the appeal after receiving additional documentation from Missouri, the school Green-Beckham left.

According to sources, OU is using the “run-off” waiver to try to get Green-Beckham ruled immediately eligible. The waiver was created by the NCAA in recent years for players who were removed from programs for reasons beyond their control.

Green-Beckham was removed from Missouri after an incident where he was alleged to have forced his way into an apartment and shoved a woman down some stairs. Green-Beckham was never charged in the incident.

During his time at Missouri, Green-Beckham was twice arrested for marijuana-related offenses.

Green-Beckham caught 87 passes for 1,278 yards and 17 touchdowns in two season with the Tigers. In Missouri’s SEC Championship Game loss to Auburn in December, he had six catches for 144 yards and two touchdowns.

SHEPARD READY TO TAKE ON PUNT-RETURNING DUTIES

Junior wide receiver Sterling Shepard is looking forward to taking on the responsibilities of being Oklahoma’s top punt returner this season.

“I’ve sat behind in that for a little longer that I’d like,” Shepard said. “It’s my turn now, so I’m going to try to step up and do that. We’ve had some great punt returners in the past with Justin Brown and Jalen Saunders. I’m just trying to do something back there.”

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by Ryan Aber
Reporter
Ryan Aber has worked for The Oklahoman since 2006, covering high schools, the Oklahoma City RedHawks, the Oklahoma City Barons and OU football recruiting. An Oklahoma City native, Aber graduated from Northeastern State. Before joining The...
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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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