Sooner Transfer Green-Beckham to Sit Out the Season
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Well, well, well. The NCAA finally did something right.
Over the weekend, the NCAA decided to deny Missouri wide receiver transfer Dorial Green-Beckham's request to play this year for the Oklahoma Sooners.
Green-Beckham was kicked off the Tigers football team earlier this year because of domestic abuse allegations.
The Sooners thought they were being smart by using the run-off rule, which basically says he was chased from one program for no reason.
Green-Beckham got more than three strikes at Missouri. In October 2012, he was charged with marijuana possession, and later pleaded guilty to trespassing.
Throw in a little burglary, and you understand why Missouri had enough of him.
But you can understand why Oklahoma was trying to save him. Green-Beckham is one helluva of a football player. He was one of the top receivers in the SEC ...
But he can't stay out of trouble.
So the NCAA said in their Lee Corso voice, "Not so fast, my friend." They weren't buying what Bob Stoops was selling and said no.
And what with top Sooner recruit Joe Mixon allegedly doing a Ray Rice and using a girl for punching practice, perhaps Stoops & Staff is finally getting a clue that accountability is more than an annoyance.
Oklahoma could have quite an offense in 2015 if the coaches realize that society prefers players who limit contact to between the lines.