COLUMBIA, Mo. - Former super-star recruit Dorial Green-Beckham was among three freshman University of Missouri football players arrested Wednesday night on drug charges.
Green-Beckham, linebacker Torey Boozer and receiver Levi Copelin were arrested just before midnight on misdemeanor charges of possession of 35 grams or less of marijuana, University Police Capt. Brian Weimer said.
The three were spotted in a white Lincoln Navigator in Parking Lot G, on the south side of the football stadium, Weimer said.
Two other players were present, but not arrested, team spokesman Chad Moller told 41 Action News. They were fellow freshmen Harold Brantley and Brandon Holifield.
"We’re aware of the incident and have addressed it. All (five) individuals involved have been immediately suspended from the program for one game," Moller said in a statement. "All other disciplinary measures will be handled internally, and there will be no further comment."
Green-Beckham was the top receiver in the 2012 recruiting class. He scored his first collegiate touchdown Saturday on an 80-yard pass from quarterback James Franklin. The Springfield, Mo., native had just six catches in the four previous games for a total of 48 yards.
Boozer, from Everman, Texas and Copelin, from Broken Arrow, Okla., have not seen any game time in 2012. They are expected to redshirt this season, the Columbia Tribune reported.
The three players who were arrested were later released on signature bonds, Weimer said. They are due in court in the City of Columbia on Nov. 15 at 9 a.m.
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