October 4, 2012

Green-Beckham, four others suspended



Five days after scoring his first collegiate touchdown, Dorial Green-Beckham's freshman season took a turn for the worse on Thursday morning. Green-Beckham, along with four teammates, was arrested late Wednesday night in a parking lot south of Memorial Stadium on charges of possessing less than 35 grams of marijuana.

MUPD officers spotted a 2004 Lincoln Navigator just before midnight on Wednesday night and approached the vehicle. According to reports, the officers smelled marijuana and subsequently arrested Green-Beckham, freshman receiver Levi Copelin and linebacker Torey Boozer. Freshmen Harold Brantley and Brandon Holifield were also in the car at the time, but were not arrested.


All five have been suspended for this weekend's game against Vanderbilt according to a statement from the University.

"We're aware of the incident and have addressed it. All individuals involved have been immediately suspended from the program for one game. All other disciplinary measures will be handled internally, and there will be no further comment."

Of the five, only Green-Beckham had played this season. He had seven catches for 128 yards, including an 80-yard touchdown catch against Central Florida last weekend.


The Tigers kick off against Vanderbilt at 6 p.m. on Saturday night.

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