Mizzou wideout Green-Beckham released without bond for alleged pot charge

Cesar Tordesillas – 4E Sports Contributor

Auburn, AL, United States (4E Sports) – The father of Missouri wide receiver Dorial Green-Beckham believes that no charges will be filed against his son after being arrested for possession of marijuana.

Green-Beckham, 20, and two others were arrested Friday night in Springfield after a traffic stop and taken into custody at the Greene County Jail after officers allegedly found about a pound of marijuana in their vehicle.

The three were arrested on suspicion of felony distribution of a controlled substance and released without bond pending further investigation and laboratory testing of the evidence, according to the Springfield police.

“After being interviewed he was released,” said the wide receiver’s father John Beckham in a text message to the Post-Dispatch. “We feel very confident that the investigation will result in no charges against Dorial.”

According to Missouri athletics department policy, an athlete who is charged with a felony is suspended from all team activities until the case is resolved and a conviction means automatic dismissal.

This is Green-Beckham’s second drug-related arrest since he joined the Mizzou football program.

He was suspended for a game as a freshman after he was arrested with two other teammates on suspicion of marijuana possession in the parking lot outside of Missouri’s Memorial Stadium in October 2012. The two pled guilty to a reduced charge of trespassing.

The No. 1 recruit in the class of 2012, Green-Beckham is coming off a breakout sophomore season when led Missouri with 59 catches for 883 yards and 12 scores.

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