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Key OU receiver denied eligibility for fall

Posted August 22nd, 2014

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The NCAA has denied the eligibility request for Oklahoma receiver Dorial Green-Beckham.

Oklahoma released a statement Friday night confirming the news. Green-Beckham, considered the best receiving prospect in the country in 2012, had transferred to Oklahoma this summer. He’d been a two-year starter for Missouri. But Tigers coach Gary Pinkel kicked off Green-Beckham in the spring because of the talented receiver’s legal problems.

OU’s statement said: “The University of Oklahoma has learned that the waiver request it entered on behalf of Dorial Green-Beckham has been denied by the NCAA.  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.”

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Green-Beckham will be eligible to play in 2015.

It’s been a tumultuous August for Oklahoma. Sooners coach Bob Stoops suspended top recruit Joe Mixon for the year when the running back was charged with assault. Linebacker Frank Shannon, the team’s top tackler in 2013, was suspended for a year for violating the school’s Title IX sexual misconduct policy. But Shannon has appealed the ruling to the Oklahoma Supreme Court. A court referee heard arguments from both sides earlier this week.

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