John Beckham, Dorial Green-Beckham’s adoptive father, on DGB being dismissed from the Missouri football team, via David Morrison’s Twitter account
GH: It is difficult for me to find any compassion or concern for DGB. He was given much in life and he refused to protect his gifts. He is young and he has time to turn his life around. Many have. Many have not.
John Beckham, when asked what’s next for DGB, via David Morrison’s Twitter account
GH: DGB will not be eligible for the NFL draft until May of 2015. He could play as a junior next season at a DII school or lower. Wow, how quickly a privileged life can turn on dumb-ass decisions.
“Calling an obviously distraught father is not one of my favorite things about this job.”
David Morrison, MU beat writer for the Columbia Daily Tribune, Twitter @DavidCMorrison
GH: The media’s job is not always easy. The job of a parent though can be heartbreaking at times. What a rollercoaster DGB has put his folks on the past two years.
“John Beckham also had no update on what Dorial’s dismissal means for Darnell Green, Dorial’s brother and a 2015 Mizzou signee.”
Pete Scantlebury, @PeteScantlebury, of PowerMizzou.com, Twitter
“I agree that it was the right decision. I don’t agree that it was totally a complete Gary Pinkel decision by any means.”
Gabe DeArmond, 810 AM
GH: Mike Alden has now stated it was Pinkel’s decision and that he agreed with it. As tough decisions go, this one was easy. There was almost no way MU could keep DGB and look even remotely interested in backing the core values they preach to their students.
“This decision was made with the best interests of all involved in mind.”
Gary Pinkel, in an official MU statement
GH: I believe this to be true. DGB might be devastated but he has already exhibited to all that he has no interest in learning from his past mistakes. Maybe this helps. Allowing him to remain on the team after his other incidents with the law sure has not.
“We have a high standard of conduct for our student athletes…”
Mike Alden, in a prepared statement from Mizzou
GH: Not allowing student athletes to break into another student’s apartment and assaulting women is not a high standard. That’s a ridiculously low standard. I will hold my applause.
“The dismissal of DGB is among the most disappointing events at my alma mater in recent history. It’s the right move, though. I commend GP.”
Peter Fleischer, @Peter_Fleischer, Memphis Fox Sports anchor, Twitter
“A sign hangs in Mizzou football’s locker room that demands women be respected. Gary Pinkel practices what he preaches by dismissing DGB.”
Ashley Zavala, @ZavalaA, Twitter
“Dismissing DGB was the right thing. A troubling pattern needs to be addressed, glad he’s seeking help! Rest of life more important than FB.”
Mike Kelly, @mikekelly1120, voice of Mizzou football and basketball, Twitter
“Mizzou may have lost the SEC title game but Gary Pinkel leading the league in handling tough issues; Michael Sam and now dumping DGB.”
Paul Finebaum, @finebaum, Twitter
GH: I am not nearly as impressed as some with Pinkel’s “tough” decision. DGB had to go. He’s gone. What would be impressive is to not have a football or basketball player arrested the rest of the year. Talk about a low bar.
“Dorial Green-Beckham released from #Mizzou. Can only hope he learns from missteps off-field to earn chance to thrive again on it.”
Bonnie Bernstein, @BonnieBernstein, Twitter
GH: Missteps? This is why some athletes think the rules are different for them. How would Bernstein categorize DGB’s actions if she was on the other side of that door?
“I’m happy because this was the right thing to do. Two things I can’t put up with – you hurting women or you hurting children. Regardless of how good he was he had to go.”
Carrington Harrison, 610 AM
“Mizzou Football is and will always be a Family. NO ONE is above the Family!!!! We will stay true and honor core values. Tiger Forever!”
Michael Sam, @MiekSamFootball, former MU defensive lineman, Twitter
GH: I am not sure what Sam is trying to say here. Is he upset with DGB or backing him?
“At the end of the day we are all human and make mistakes! I care more about the person than the athlete anyway!”
L’Damian Washington®, @Fe_Verdadera2, MU wide receiver, Twitter
GH: What about the persons DGB allegedly drug by the neck and shoved down the stairs? A lot of humans manage to go through college without getting arrested or close to arrested for using drugs, distributing drugs, burglary and assaulting women. Don’t blame DGBs actions on being “human.”
“Mizzou loses its starting QB, RB and top 3 WR for 2014. Sounds bad, but still a lot of talent on offense.”
Michael Gaio, MU grad and eMedia editor at Athletic Business, Twitter
GH: DGB will miss Missouri football far more than Missouri football will miss DGB. If more student athletes understood this unbending fact of college life, they might make better decisions. Hopefully, some will now learn what DGB never did.
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