Mizzou suspends Dorial Green-Beckham indefinitely

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Star receiver Dorial Green-Beckham has been suspended indefinitely from the Missouri programme for violation of team rules, according to ESPN.

Mizzou released a statement on Monday to explain the decision and to make clear that it was one taken jointly by coach Gary Pinkel and athletics director Mike Alden. The suspension is the latest in a number of discipline issues related to Green-Beckham's conduct and it applies immediately.

"It's unfortunate, but it's the right thing to do for our football program, for the athletic department, and also for Dorial," Pinkel says in the statement.

"We have high standards related to the expectations that come along with being a Missouri Tiger, and Dorial has not met those recently. Representing Mizzou and our fans is a privilege, and we'll work with him during this process.

"It's been disappointing to have this, and other issues which have taken place lately. It's frustrating, because we work very hard to instill responsibility and discipline in our young men so that our program represents Mizzou the right way. These actions aren't representative of those expectations, and we are addressing these issues head-on."

While they are not specific about the actions that violated team rules, the wording of the statement suggests it was more than one instance. Green-Beckham has twice been in trouble with Police over the past 18 months, which has taken away some of the attention on his very promising performances.

In January this year he was a passenger in a vehicle that was stopped by Police due to an expired licence. Green-Beckham and two other men were arrested after Police allegedly found marijuana and drug paraphernalia in the vehicle.

That followed another arrest with two teammates in October 2012 for drug offences. Green-Beckham was alleged to be smoking marijuana in the Memorial Stadium parking lot and later pleaded guilty to second-degree trespassing, paying a $200 fine and court costs.

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