Former Missouri Tigers wide receiver Dorial Green-Beckham has had one heck of an off-season. He was dismissed from Mizzou, contemplated going pro, considered the FCS route for a minute, but ultimately, DGB settled on staying at the FBS level.
Dorial Green-Beckham, originally recruited by the Oklahoma Sooners, may have not came to Norman the way anyone expected him to, but DGB is finally wearing crimson as of August 2014.
Now most transfers have to sit out a season before they can play. However, according to The Oklahoman, DGB may be playing SOONER than expected. (pun fully intended…i hate myself)
University of Oklahoma officials feel very confident about their chances to get wide receiver Dorial Green-Beckham approved for immediate eligibility with an NCAA waiver, sources told The Oklahoman.
OU still hasn’t filed the appeal yet, but plans to send it to the NCAA soon after they receive additional documentation from Missouri.
According to sources, OU will appeal using the so-called “run-off” waiver, created by the NCAA a couple years ago for players who were removed from their programs for reasons beyond their control.
Green-Beckham’s appeal will center around the fact that he was never charged in the incident that ultimately got him kicked off Missouri’s football team, sources said. The receiver was alleged to have broken into an apartment and shoved a woman down stairs.
If DGB were to play this season, Oklahoma’s passing game would be a serious threat to the rest of the country. The Sooners are relying mostly on Sterling Shepard and young receivers to step up, but DGB gives the Sooners a proven outside threat.
However, Twitter is going mad over the news. Let’s take a live look.
Land Thieves, less of a tweeter, more of a prophet.
— Landthieves (@LandThieves) August 1, 2014
Conflicting emotions, I know.
Well, there’s no hurt in trying…
Can’t believe Oklahoma has the guts to even attempt to argue DGB was “run off” from Mizzou for reasons beyond his control.
— Matt Hinton (@MattRHinton) August 1, 2014
I know, right?
wait, ppl thought ou took on dgb for him to NOT play?
— Bomani Jones (@bomani_jones) August 1, 2014
My personal favorite.
— Gary Patterson (@TCUCoachP) August 1, 2014
I think people forget what allegedly means.
DGB is eligible right away at OU? How is that possible? Allegedly hit girlfriend, kicked off Mizzou and gets hardship waiver? #EpicNCAAFail
— Gabe Bock (@GabeBock) August 1, 2014
“Talented freak.” We need that on a t-shirt.
DGB may be a talented freak.. but no way should the NCAA grant him a waiver.. but its the NCAA.. the most illogical org on the planet — Texas HS Football (@texashsfootball) August 1, 2014
Whoever the “source” is at #OU claiming DGB will be eligible before they file the appeal is an idiot
— Doug Gottlieb (@GottliebShow) August 1, 2014
Or Oklahoma’s? heh..
I’d like to think the NCAA is smart enough to deny DGB a waiver, but never doubt the NCAA’s ability to make everyone hate them. — David Ubben (@davidubben) August 1, 2014
Of course a Goodell reference.
Is Roger Goodell handling DGB’s appeal? Seriously. No way he should be given eligibility.
— Matt Miller (@nfldraftscout) August 1, 2014
Even a popular parody account got in on the fun.
If Dorial Green-Beckham is granted immediate eligibility, shame on the NCAA and shame on Oklahoma for exploiting a loophole. — Peyton’s Head (@PeytonsHead) August 1, 2014
People change, Austin.
To all you #Sooners fans out there celebrating over DGB being eligible, don’t give me this “second chances” bullshit. This is his 4th chance
— Austin Keeney (@austinkeeney) August 1, 2014
It certainly helps.
This is hard case to make but one thing in OU’s favor, per source — as of now, #Sooners fully expecting Mizzou to support DGB request.
— Jeremy Fowler (@JFowlerCBS) August 1, 2014