UNIVERSITY of MISSOURI FOOTBALL PLAYER ARRESTED on DRUG CHARGES!
Missouri football standout Dorial Green-Beckham's arrest tied to drugs
Published Saturday, Jan 11, 2014 at 11:12 am EST
The Associated Press Sporting News
SPRINGFIELD, Mo. — University of Missouri wide receiver Dorial Green-Beckham has been arrested and released in an incident police say is tied to marijuana.
No charges were filed, according to the Springfield News-Leader.
Green-Beckham, 20, was arrested early Saturday on "suspicion of drug activity," Springfield police representative Anthony Cunis said. He was picked up during a traffic stop.
The investigation is ongoing, and Cunis declined to provide more information regarding the arrest or whether charges had been filed. The department will release more information on the case Monday, he said.
Reports indicated the substance police found was sent away for testing.
Missouri athletic officials are "aware of the situation and working to learn more," team representative Chad Moller told the Columbia (Mo.) Daily Tribune.
An official with the Greene County Jail confirms that Green-Beckham was booked there Saturday and released. His booking photo appeared on the sheriff's department website.
Green-Beckham was charged in October 2012 with marijuana possession after he and two teammates were reportedly smoking pot in a campus parking lot near Memorial Stadium. All three later pleaded guilty to second-degree trespassing in the case.
Green-Beckham, a wide receiver who completed his sophomore season at Missouri, is from Springfield. He was an elite football recruit with he signed with Mizzou in February 2012.
He was an integral part of Missouri's offense in 2013, as the Tigers won the SEC East and won Jan. 3's Cotton Bowl.
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