Missouri has dismissed star wide receiver Dorial Green-Beckham from the football team, coach Gary Pinkel announced Friday. "This decision was made with the best interests of all involved in mind," Pinkel said in a statement. "Dorial's priority going forward needs to be focusing on getting the help he needs. As we have all along, we will continue to do everything we can to assist Dorial and his family. We care deeply about Dorial and his well-being, but hopefully he can benefit from a fresh start." Green-Beckham was the subject of an investigation by Columbia, Mo., police this week after an 18-year-old Missouri student said the receiver forced open her apartment door at 2:30 a.m. on Sunday while trying to see his girlfriend, a friend of the alleged victim. The woman said Green-Beckham pushed her down at least four stairs. Another roommate told police the 6-foot-6, 225-pound athlete pushed the first woman with two hands to the chest. Later that night, the two told a detective they didn't want to press charges, and police closed the case Thursday without an arrest. Missouri athletic director Mike Alden also helped rule on the decision to dismiss Green-Beckham. "We have a high standard of conduct for our student-athletes," Alden said in a statement. "Though we provide the resources and mentoring to all of our student-athletes, we are also responsible to the community at large and to the ideals and values of the University of Missouri. We have determined that this was a necessary step for our football team, athletic department, the University and our community." Missouri had suspended Green-Beckham from the team indefinitely on Monday.
Mizzou cuts Dorial Green-Beckham
ESPN | Apr 12