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Dorial Green-Beckham said he'd enter counseling during suspension from Missouri football

Friday, April 11, 2014 | 1:35 p.m. CDT; updated 4:38 p.m. CDT, Friday, April 11, 2014

Update: This story was published before the Missouri athletics department dismissed Dorial Green-Beckham from the team.

COLUMBIA — Missouri wide receiver Dorial Green-Beckham said in a statement Friday that he will enter counseling during his indefinite suspension from the football team. 

Green-Beckham was the suspect in an alleged burglary early Sunday morning, but was not arrested in the incident because the victims involved declined to press charges. 

John Beckham, Green-Beckham's father, read a statement from Green-Beckham to Dave Matter of the St. Louis Post-Dispatch on his son's behalf Friday. In the statement, he addressed the recent burglary investigation.

Here is the full statement:

“First and most importantly, I take responsibility for my conduct and my mistakes. Don’t blame my girlfriend or her friends for anything. I am not looking for sympathy. I thank those who have given me concern. I have been young and dumb. I want to be better. During my suspension I’m entering counseling. With help, I know I can be stronger emotionally and spiritually. My relationship with God, my family, friends, teammates and coaches are most important in my life, not football. It may not be possible to fix everything, but it won’t be for not trying."

Green-Beckham, who led Missouri with 59 catches and 12 touchdown catches in 2013, has also had two marijuana-related arrests since arriving at Missouri in 2012. He was suspended indefinitely Monday for an unspecified violation of team rules, and his status with the team remains unchanged. 


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