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UPDATE: Missouri's Dorial Green-Beckham arrested in Springfield marijuana incident

By Missourian staff
January 11, 2014 | 10:06 a.m. CST

*This story has been updated to include more details of the arrest and comment from a Missouri football spokesman.

COLUMBIA — Missouri wide receiver Dorial Green-Beckham was arrested Friday night in his hometown of Springfield.


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The arrest was drug-related, but no charges have been filed, Springfield police Lt. Shawn Williams said. He described the incident as "run of the mill" and said more information would be available as lab tests are completed next week.

Chad Moller, Missouri's sports information director for football, said Saturday that the program is gathering information on the arrest.

"We are aware of the situation and working to learn more," Moller said in a statement.

The Police Department released a statement Saturday evening with details of the arrest. Green-Beckham and two other Springfield men, John W. McDaniel and Patrick W. Prouty, were arrested after a traffic stop.

“The stop was made after the arresting officer noticed the license plate tab on a 1999 Jeep Cherokee, driven by McDaniel, had expired in October of 2013,” the news release says. “When the officer made contact with McDaniel regarding the license plate violation, he could smell an odor of marijuana inside the vehicle. …

"During the search of the Jeep, officers found approximately a pound of marijuana and assorted drug paraphernalia. All three occupants were arrested and booked into the Greene County Jail for Distribution of a Controlled Substance.”

Green-Beckham and the other suspects were released from Greene County Jail without bail.

“The case continues to be under investigation, and no further details will be released at this time,” the Police Department said.

This is Green-Beckham's second drug incident since joining Missouri. He was arrested in October 2012.

The 6-foot-6, 225-pounder led the Tigers with 59 catches and 12 touchdowns as a sophomore this season. His 883 receiving yards ranked second on the team.

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