In the wake of his involvement in a burglary investigation, and subsequent suspension from the Missouri program, wide receiver Dorial Green-Beckham has issued a statement.
The statement in full was released by the St. Louis Post-Dispatch and read as follows:
"First and most importantly, I take responsibility for my conduct and my mistakes. Don't blame my girlfriend or her friends for anything. I am not looking for sympathy.
"I thank those who have given me concern. I have been young and dumb. I want to be better. During my suspension I'm entering counselling. With help, I know I can be stronger emotionally and spiritually.
"My relationship with God, my family, friends, teammates and coaches are most important in my life, not football.
"It may not be possible to fix everything, bit it won't be for not trying."
Green-Beckham has had several off the field issues since arriving in college football in 2012 which have overshadowed a promising career.
Admitting to his errors is a positive sign for the player, but he faces lengthy time away from the gridiron.
Hopefully he can return a reformed character, and return to his impressive form of last season.
The 6' 6", 225-pound wideout led the SEC with 12 touchdowns in his sophomore year and many predicted him to head for the NFL Draft after the upcoming 2014 season prior to the recent discrepancies.