Missouri wide receiver Dorial Green-Beckham has been indefinitely suspended from the program for a violation of team policies, the school announced Monday. The decision is effective immediately and includes all practices and team activities.
"It's unfortunate, but it's the right thing to do for our football program, for the athletic department, and also for Dorial," coach Gary Pinkel said. "Representing Mizzou and our fans is a privilege, and we'll work with him during the process."
The suspension is the latest off-field incident that Green-Beckham has been involved in since he enrolled at Missouri. He was arrested three months ago on suspicion of drug activity and was also charged in October 2012 with marijuana possession.
"It's been disappointing to have this and other issues which have taken place lately," Pinkel said. "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."
As a sophomore last fall, Green-Beckham led the team with 59 catches for 883 yards and 12 touchdowns. He had six catches for 144 yards and two scores in the SEC championship game against Auburn and was primed to be one of the league's top wide receivers this coming season.
Coming out of high school, he was the nation's No. 3 player and had offers from nearly every major program when he signed with the Tigers.