Judging from the message board chatter, the debate over Oklahoma’s acceptance of seemingly bad-boy Dorial Green-Beckham has turned into a battle among Sooner fans to see who can be more pious or righteous.
It’s the folks who want to give him a second chance after past misdeeds at Missouri (sarcastically labeled “apologists” by the opposition) versus those who believe “DGB” is a thug who deserves whatever miserable lot life brings him, just so long as it is somewhere else.
Not that any of that matters.
The fact is DGB is going to suit up as a Sooner this fall. It is up to the NCAA whether he plays in 2014 or has to sit out a year after transferring his college enrollment from Misouri, where Coach Gary Pinkel dismissed him from the team after several incidents. While at Missouri, Green-Beckham was arrested twice for marijuana-related issues and was the subject of a burglary investigation. The police report stated he allegedly shoved a woman down a flight of stairs. No charges are expected.