Football Bowl Subdivision

Missouri WR Green-Beckham kicked off team

Columbia, MO ( - Missouri has dismissed wide receiver Dorial Green-Beckham from the team, the school announced Friday.

The announcement came one day after the Columbia Police Department said it would not arrest Green-Beckham following a burglary investigation over an incident that occurred last week.

The school said the decision to part ways with Green-Beckham, one of the nation's top returning receivers, was made by Tigers coach Gary Pinkel in conjunction with Missouri athletic director Mike Alden.

"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."

Alden said Green-Beckham's dismissal was "a necessary step for our football team, athletic department, the university and our community."

"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."


04/11 16:40:33 ET