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Dorial Green-Beckham, Class of 2012′s top recruit, among three Missouri players arrested for marijuana possession and suspended

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For all the hype that came with receiver Dorial Green-Beckham's recruitment, the No. 1 recruit from the Class of 2012 was having a pretty quiet freshman season for Missouri.

Green-Beckham's name is back in the news, however. It's not a news item he'll be too proud of.

Green-Beckham, linebacker Torey Boozer and receiver Levi Copelin, all freshmen, were arrested for marijuana possession and will be suspended for one game, according to a report in The Maneater, Missouri's student paper. Missouri plays Vanderbilt on Saturday.

According to a report, the three were found in a white Lincoln Navigator (that's a detail that might draw some attention from reporters) in a parking lot just south of Memorial Stadium. The players were arrested on charges of possession of 35 grams or less of marijuana:

"The officer noticed the individuals sitting in a car and went up and made contact," MU Police Department spokesman Brian Weimer told The Maneater. "The officer observed the odor of marijuana. Through the investigation, the officer made the arrest of three individuals."

Green-Beckham had an 80-yard touchdown against Central Florida last Saturday, but that was his only catch in the game, and before that play he had done very little for the Tigers. He had six catches for 48 yards in Missouri's first four games. In the Tigers' second, third and fourth games, he had one catch in each game, and each catch went for less than 10 yards.

A slow start and some bad judgment doesn't mean Green-Beckham won't produce like Missouri fans figured he would. But it's not the kind of start everyone hoped for, either.

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