Dorial Green-Beckham Involved in Alleged Assault of Woman

Dan IrwinCorrespondent IIApril 8, 2014

Mizzou wide receiver Dorial Green-Beckham is now involved in a criminal investigation, according to the Columbia Police Department.
Mizzou wide receiver Dorial Green-Beckham is now involved in a criminal investigation, according to the Columbia Police Department.Kevin C. Cox/Getty Images

Dorial Green-Beckham's career at Mizzou is in jeopardy as reports are coming out that implicate him at the center of a criminal assault investigation.

Columbia Police Sergeant Joe Bernhard confirmed that Green-Beckham is the subject of an investigation, but has not been arrested.

In new details coming from The Maneater, Missouri's student newspaper, Green-Beckham was witnessed by five to 10 people outside of his apartment building assaulting "a girl." Sophomore roommates Mike Henke and Chris Connor were in their Brookside Apartments townhouse when, at about 2 a.m., they heard yelling coming from outside.

After making their way down to the street, they encountered a neighbor who was frantic for them to call 911.

"He said some guy was hitting a girl," Connor recalled of the neighbor. That neighbor was then heard telling others that Green-Beckham was the assailant.

Talking of the suspension, head coach Gary Pinkel said in a press release, per the Columbia Missourian, "It's unfortunate, but it's the right thing to do for our football program, for the athletic department, and also for Dorial."

As Green-Beckham was leaving the incident in a white Dodge Charger, a woman pounded on the side of the vehicle he was riding in. Other unidentified Mizzou teammates told the crowd of witnesses not to call police, according to Connor.

The crowd disobeyed, and Columbia police arrived 15 minutes later.

Green-Beckham is a former No. 1 overall recruit out of high school and would be the top wide receiver in the emerging SEC offense at Mizzou. Regardless of whether or not he is found guilty in a criminal proceeding, Green-Beckham's days at Mizzou may be numbered as Pinkel's language may already be an indication that the university is ready to cut ties with the troubled star.

Per Tod Palmer of The Kansas City Star, Sgt. Bernhard said that the results of the criminal investigation would be made available later this week, but made no specifications beyond that.

Editor's note: A previous version of this article stated that Henke and Connor are Green-Beckham's roommates. They are just roommates with each other. We regret the error.

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