A mini-phenom on the college football field, WR Dorial Green-Beckham’s off-the-field incidents could result in a very short leash in the NFL.
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After it was announced that Oklahoma WR Dorial Green-Beckham would enter the 2015 NFL Draft, the athletic receiver has reportedly been inquiring as to where he stands with the NFL in terms of his conduct violations in college.
According to Thayer Evans of Sports Illustrated, Green-Beckham’s team is “having ongoing discussions with the NFL” about how the league’s new conduct policy applies to him.
It was announced early on Tuesday that Green-Beckham would forego a Senior year of college to enter the NFL draft. He was a playmaker at Missouri before being dismissed by the team at the end of the 2013 season for conduct violations.
In addition to numerous marijuana offenses at the University of Missouri, Green-Beckham’s biggest legal issue is the charges that he pushed an 18-year-old woman down a flight of stairs during an alleged burglary.
The woman didn’t pursue charges, but in the aftermath of Ray Rice incident and the NFL’s new strict stance on player violence, Green-Beckham could be on very shaky ground.
If Beckham is given a six-game suspension to start his NFL career over his college conduct before even being drafted, he would be one incident away from a lifetime NFL ban.