Former star player kicked off Missouri’s team ends up on Sooners’ roster

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NORMAN, Okla. - OU head football coach Bob Stoops announced that former University of Missouri wide receiver Dorial Green-Beckham has joined the school's football team.

Green-Beckham was kicked off of Missouri's football team in April after several run-in's with the law.

OU says he is eligible to compete in the 2015 season, but reports say that the former five-star recruit is pursuing a waiver to play immediately.

The OU release says he can immediately enroll in classes and participate in team activities.

“We are pleased to welcome Dorial to the University of Oklahoma, where he is excited to continue his education and resume his playing career,” Stoops said. “Dorial understands the privilege and responsibilities of representing the Oklahoma Football program. He is a talented young man who is eager to get to work with the rest of our team in the classroom and on the field.”

“I appreciate this opportunity from Coach Stoops and the University of Oklahoma,” said Green-Beckham. “There are people here who will help me build a strong foundation. I’ve disappointed myself and others in the past. I know that I have a lot of work to do and I’m ready to get started. OU is a great program and I feel privileged to be part of it. The university has made the expectations clear and I want to live up to them and be a positive part of the campus and team. I also want to thank Coach Gary Pinkel and the University of Missouri.”

In two seasons at Missouri, Green-Beckham caught 87 passes for 1,278 yards and hauled in 17 touchdowns.

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