University of Missouri

Columbia police release report related to MU’s Dorial Green-Beckham

Missouri wide receiver Dorial Green-Beckham is part of a Columbia Police Department investigation into an alleged burglary, according to a public information report released Tuesday by police, though his role is unclear.

The report does not name any person, so it is not known whether Green-Beckham is a suspect, victim or witness. No one has been charged in the case, and Green-Beckham has not been arrested. Police are expected to release a complete incident report in the next few days.

The report says a first-degree burglary was reported at 2:36 a.m. Sunday at the Brookside Townhomes, 310 Old Plank Road.

Residents told the Columbia Missourian that Green-Beckham was involved in an incident there around that time. One resident said he saw a woman hit a white Dodge Charger, driven by Green-Beckham, as it left the parking lot.

Green-Beckham was suspended indefinitely from the Missouri football team on Monday.

“Obviously, I have 126 players, and I’m responsible for every one of them,” Missouri coach Gary Pinkel said after Tuesday’s spring football practice. “I take that responsibility just like with the three kids that I raised. Obviously, I’m disappointed, frustrated. We run this program with integrity.

“We train and teach our players to be accountable, responsible people. When they make mistakes — and they’re going to make some mistakes — but when they’re serious mistakes, obviously that stings. It stings me, it stings the players, it stings our fans. My job is to get that fixed, so that’s what I intend to do.”

This is not Green-Beckham’s first scrape with police during his time with the Tigers.

Green-Beckham and three teammates, including sophomore wide receiver Levi Copelin, were arrested for misdemeanor possession of less than 35 grams of marijuana in a parking lot near Memorial Stadium in October 2012. All four later pleaded guilty to second-degree trespassing.

Three months ago, Green-Beckham was arrested again on alleged possession of a controlled substance with intent to distribute, a felony. He was riding in a car that was stopped for an expired tag in Springfield, and a search of the vehicle turned up nearly one pound of suspected marijuana.

Another passenger in the car said the marijuana was his, but charges remain pending as Springfield police await state lab results.

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