OU football: Former Missouri WR Dorial Green-Beckham visiting Sooners

by Ryan Aber and Jason Kersey Published: July 3, 2014


photo - Missouri wide receiver Dorial Green-Beckham (15) prepares to run into the end zone against Auburn defensive back Jermaine Whitehead (9) during the first half of the Southeastern Conference NCAA football championship game, Saturday, Dec. 7, 2013, in Atlanta. (AP Photo/John Bazemore)
Missouri wide receiver Dorial Green-Beckham (15) prepares to run into the end zone against Auburn defensive back Jermaine Whitehead (9) during the first half of the Southeastern Conference NCAA football championship game, Saturday, Dec. 7, 2013, in Atlanta. (AP Photo/John Bazemore)

Green-Beckham and his family did not talk to the media before leaving. Gundy told reporters he couldn’t talk about Green-Beckham, but when asked if a financial-aid agreement had been signed, Gundy said, “He’s here, isn’t he? We’re not that dumb.”

Green-Beckham was kicked off the Tigers after last season when he was investigated for a burglary in which he allegedly pushed a woman down several stairs at an apartment in Columbia. Green-Beckham was not charged in the incident.

During his tenure with Missouri, though, he was twice arrested for marijuana-related incidents.

Following his April 11 dismissal, Green-Beckham issued a statement to the St. Louis Post-Dispatch acknowledging his immaturity.

“I have been young and dumb,” the statement read. “I want to be better. During my suspension I’m entering counseling. With help, I know I can be stronger emotionally and spiritually.”

Green-Beckham was a five-star recruit and the nation’s top player in the 2012 recruiting class. The Sooners were in the hunt for Green-Beckham until very late in the process.

Green-Beckham was initially connected to a possible transfer to OU last month.

While Green-Beckham would likely have to sit out the 2014 season, he could receive a waiver that would allow him to play immediately.

The waiver is not without precedent, as LSU basketball player Anthony Hickey recently received a waiver allowing him to play immediately at Oklahoma State.

In two seasons with the Tigers, Green-Beckham had 87 catches for 1,278 yards and 17 touchdowns.

In the SEC title game against Auburn, Green-Beckham had six catches for 144 yards and two touchdowns.

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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