Mizzou Receiver Dorial Green-Beckham Arrested with Pound of Marijuana, Released

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A week after helping the Missouri Tigers win the Cotton Bowl, sophomore receiver Dorial Green-Beckham was arrested in Springfield after police found a pound of weed in the car.

Green-Beckham and four people in their twenties were pulled over just before 10 p.m. Friday night when a police officer noticed the car's plates were expired by three months.

The officer smelled marijuana, eventually searching the car to find a pound of weed and drug paraphernalia. Police arrested driver John McDaniel, 22, Pat Prouty, 20, and Green-Beckham on suspicion of felony distribution of a controlled substance.

The men were released Saturday morning without bond pending a laboratory testing. Green-Beckham's father, John Beckham, says he's confident his son won't be charged, according to the St. Louis Post-Dispatch.

Fans took to Twitter to tell Green-Beckham to steer clear of the green. If he's charged with a felony, he'll be suspended until the case is resolved. If he's convicted, he'll be dismissed.

Green-Beckham responded to critics, saying:

This isn't Green-Beckham's first rodeo. He was arrested with two other teammates in October 2012 outside Memorial Stadium on suspicion of marijuana possession, eventually pleading guilty to second-degree trespassing. All three players were suspended for the next game.

Dorial Green-Beckham after the Cotton Bowl win. - Twitter
Dorial Green-Beckham after the Cotton Bowl win.

The other two people in the car with Green-Beckham were not arrested or named because police don't know how they're related to the incident, police told the Maneater.

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Green-Beckham was an integral part of the season that solidified Missouri's place in the Southeastern Conference. He caught six passes for 144 yards and two scores during the conference championship against Auburn, and his 27-yard third-down catch set up a touchdown from Henry Josey to help beat Oklahoma State in the Cotton Bowl.

Follow Lindsay Toler on Twitter at @StLouisLindsay. E-mail the author at [email protected].

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