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OU officials 'confident' Green-Beckham will play this season

Posted: Aug 1, 2014 6:12 PM by Tyler Hastedt, KOMU 8 Sports Digital Producer
Updated: Aug 1, 2014 10:44 PM

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NORMAN, Okla. - The Oklahoman reports University of Oklahoma officials are confident former Mizzou football player Dorial Green-Beckham will play this season.

The University of Missouri dismissed Green-Beckham from the team in April after a burglary incident in which the star wide receiver allegedly threw his girlfriend down a flight of stairs. However, his girlfriend never pressed charges.

The NCAA requires its student-athletes to sit out of competition for one year after transferring. However, Oklahoma can file a waiver in order to get the 6-foot-6-inch wideout back on the field. The waiver was created for players who were removed from their respective programs because of uncontrollable reasons.

Oklahoma has not filed for the waiver and continues to wait for documentation from MU.

Green-Beckham joined the OU roster on July 7. The Sooners are ranked third in the preseason Amway Coaches Poll behind Florida State and Alabama.

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