Mizzou Dismisses Dorial Green-Beckham

Published 04/11 2014 09:11PM

Updated 04/11 2014 09:15PM

COLUMBIA, Mo--Dorial Green-Beckham's Mizzou football career has lasted just two seasons.

He went from being the nation's top high school recruit just two years ago, to being kicked off the team Friday.

Tiger football coach Gary Pinkel dismissed Green-Beckham after a third run in with police.

In the statement, Pinkel said that the decision was made with the best interest of all involved. 

He says Dorial's priority going forward needs to be focusing on getting the help that he needs. 

Pinkel continues, we care deeply about Dorial and his well-being but hopefully he can benefit from a fresh start.

Dorial's adopted father John Beckham told KOLR 10 sports  that he's disappointed and that Dorial is devestated.

Green-Beckham was arrested twice for marijuana related incidents in his two years at Mizzou.

He was also involved in an incident this past weekend that Columbia police dropped when nobody wanted to press charges.

The Tiger athletics department has had seven football or basketball players arrested eight different times since January.

Mizzou Athletics Director Mike Alden defended kicking DGB off the team.

"It played into this decision.  I think when you have a series of incidents over the last year and a half with regards to one individual certainly those are not things you can disregard," said Mike Alden.  "I think you have to add all those things together.  For us we're always going to try to apply toward those values we talk about.  And in our opinion, over the course of the last year and a half, and now this most recent incident.  We felt it appropriate for us to not have him be part of our football program anymore.."

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