NCAA Rejects Superstar Dorial Green-Beckham’s Bid to Play for OU

Source: Eric Bailey/Tulsa World

NORMAN — Dorial Green-Beckham’s waiver request to play football for Oklahoma in 2014 has been denied by the NCAA, the school announced Friday night.

Green-Beckham’s battle for immediate eligibility was centered around the “run-off” waiver, which is based on the talented wide receiver losing his spot at Missouri last April based on circumstances beyond his control.

Green-Beckham, who is from Springfield, Mo., was dismissed from Missouri after an investigation into allegations he forced his way into a Columbia apartment and pushed a female victim down a few stairs. Green-Beckham was not arrested and also wasn’t charged from the incident.

The junior — ranked as the nation’s top high school player in 2012 — did have two other brushes with the law. Green-Beckham was arrested as a freshman and charged with marijuana possession in Columbia. Earlier this year, he was arrested, by not charged, for another marijuana possession incident in his hometown.

Green-Beckham took part in Thursday’s open practice for OU students, taking second-team repetitions with wide receivers.

The big question concerning Green-Beckham’s future is whether he will ever play for the Sooners. Next spring, he will be eligible to enter the NFL Draft after being three years removed from high school.