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NCAA denies waiver for Dorial Green-Beckham at Oklahoma

Friday, August 22, 2014 | 8:09 p.m. CDT; updated 3:31 p.m. CDT, Saturday, August 23, 2014

The University of Oklahoma announced Friday that former Missouri wide receiver Dorial Green-Beckham will not be granted a waiver to play at the school this fall.

"The University has learned that the waiver request it entered on behalf of Dorial Green-Beckham has been denied by the NCAA," according to the statement released on the university's athletics Twitter account. "The University accepts that decision and will continue to provide the appropriate assistance to Dorial, just as it does with other students, in helping him grow personally from the many opportunities available to him at OU."

Missouri coach Gary Pinkel talked about Green-Beckham when he and Athletics Director Mike Alden spoke with reporters about recently uncovered assault allegations against former running back Derrick Washington.

"If they don't have charges, I also look if there’s anything else I have. I had other information, quite honestly, that I knew that would help me make a decision, and the decision was that I had to remove him," Pinkel said. "It's confidential where I got that. I could have thrown it out, but I didn't, because I have to do what's right. Regardless of what the police did, I did the right thing. You've got to gather all the information. Sometimes you have some more, sometimes you don't."

Alden also addressed the Green-Beckham decision.

"There's unique situations in every type of issue like this we deal with in college athletics or anywhere," Alden said. "I think those two situations (Washington's and Green-Beckham's) are pretty different. I think it's also important to recognize if there’s a pattern of behavior, too."

Green-Beckham can either choose to wait and play for the Sooners in 2015 or enter the 2015 NFL draft.


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