Saturday, April 12, 2014

Missouri State doesn't want Dorial Green-Beckham

High major college football players who run afoul of the law usually wind up at a school at the FCS level or NAIA and Division II.

 Former Missouri star receiver Dorial Green Beckham was recently dismissed from the football team. One school he won't be playing at is Missouri State. Missouri State president Cliff Smart has made it known that DGB is not welcome at his school.

Smart said that he, athletic director Kyle Moats and head football coach Terry Allen held a meeting to discuss the possibility of the receiver’s potential availability. The consensus answer was no. Green-Beckham will not be allowed to play there.

  "That's not the kind of player we recruit to our program," Smart said.

Green-Beckham would be eligible to play at any FCS school immediately. He can't enter the NFL's supplemental draft because he isn't three years removed from his high school class. If he transfers at the FBS level he'll have to sit out a year.

I'm sure he has options but will anyone be willing to take on the baggage he would bring to a program.

Lightning's Ryan Malone arrested for DUI and cocaine possession

Tampa Bay Lightning left wing Ryan Malone was arrested Saturday morning on charges of driving under the influence and cocaine possession.

Malone's BAC was .112 and .116 according to his booking information, which is over the legal limit in Florida of .08.

"We are aware of the situation concerning Ryan Malone this morning," general manager Steve Yzerman said in a statement. "Ryan will not travel with the team to Washington today, but beyond that we cannot comment further at this time."

According to a Hillsborough County Sheriff's report, Malone, 34, was arrested at 5:40 Saturday morning on Platt Street and Rome Avenue S in Tampa. There were no other immediate details. Malone was being held on $2,500 bond.

It has been a difficult season for Malone, who has just five goals, 15 points in 57 games, has been demoted to a fourth line and has been a healthy scratch in the past three games.

He has one year left on his contract. If Malone was looking to catch on with another team as a free agent he didn't help his cause.