John Beckham, the father of Missouri wide receiver Dorial Green-Beckham, called the Post-Dispatch Friday to read a statement from Green-Beckham in response to his legal situation this week. Columbia Police announced Thursday that there will be no arrests made in the burglary investigation from an incident involving Green-Beckham last weekend. Green-Beckham, MU's leading returning receiver, remains suspended indefinitely by coach Gary Pinkel. John Beckham, who coached Green-Beckham, 20, at Hillcrest High School in Springfield and adopted him and his younger brother, Darnell, said he initially considered offering a statement on the situation but instead decided to let Dorial write his own statement. “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 counseling. 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, but it won’t be for not trying. — Dorial Green-Beckham"
DGB: 'I have been young and dumb'
St. Louis Post-Dispatch | Apr 11