Missouri announced Monday that star wide receiver Dorial Green-Beckham would be suspended indefinitely for a violation of team policies. No further details were provided, but Tod Palmer of the Kansas City Star reported that Green-Beckham “is part of an ongoing investigation.”
Later Monday night, more details emerged. The Maneater, Missouri’s independent student-run newspaper, is reporting that Green-Beckham was involved in a physical altercation early Sunday morning that led to his suspension.
The Maneater spoke to two Mizzou students, Mike Henke and Chris Connor, who said that they heard yelling outside of their apartment around 2 a.m. and went outside to see what was happening. A neighbor told them to call 911.
Sophomore roommates at Brookside Townhomes Mike Henke and Chris Connor were watching Netflix when they heard yelling outside around 2 a.m. They ran to the street from their unit and a frantic neighbor told them to call 911.
“He said some guy was hitting a girl,” Connor said.
After the altercation, Henke said he ran back into his house to call the police. Outside, Connor said the neighbor who asked him to call 911 told someone else that Green-Beckham was beating up a girl. Connor said a girl then started banging on a white Dodge Charger and screaming while a man yelled at her from the car as it was driving away. Connor said five to 10 people were outside watching the incident.
Another student told The Maneater that Green-Beckham “was involved in a fight at her apartment” but did not comment further.
The Columbia Missourian, another student newspaper, is also reporting that Green-Beckham was involved in an incident early Sunday morning “between 2 and 3 a.m.” The Missourian also spoke to Connor and Henke.
Missouri sophomore and Brookside resident Chris Connor said he heard shouting from the apartment unit next to his. Connor's roommate Mike Henke said he saw a white Dodge Charger speed away and a girl hitting it as it drove away.
“After (Green-Beckham) drove away, his teammates were yelling at us to not call the cops,” Connor said. “They were like, 'Dude, come on. Just don’t call the cops.’"
Columbia police sergeant Joe Bernhard told the Missourian that Green-Beckham was not arrested. The only incident reported to Columbia Police from Brookside Townhomes Sunday morning was a burglary that occurred at 2:36 a.m.
Green-Beckham, who was the country's No. 1 recruit in the class of 2012, caught 59 passes for 883 yards and 12 touchdowns in his sophomore season.
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