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Sen. Claire McCaskill criticizes Oklahoma coach Bob Stoops for signing Dorial Green-Beckham

Missouri Sen. Claire McCaskill, whose campaign against college sexual assault has received national attention, has trained her focus on Oklahoma football Coach Bob Stoops.

In a column Tuesday in USA Today, McCaskill pointed out that Stoops was recently voted by his peers as the coach most would want their own son to play for.

McCaskill’s reaction: “I was stunned.”

That’s because Stoops this year signed former Mizzou star wide receiver Dorial Green-Beckham, known as DGB, who in April allegedly was involved in a physical confrontation with his girlfriend and her roommate.

No criminal charges were filed, but the case still got plenty of attention.

DGB was kicked off the team. But before long, Stoops signed him up to play for Oklahoma.

Wrote McCaskill:

“For Stoops to get the most votes from his fellow coaches as the coach they wanted to influence their sons?

“Unfortunately, that says it all. It is time for real leaders in the world of big-time sports to do a soul search on character. Every decision they make reflects on them in ways that a won/loss record never will.”