BREAKING: Per Columbia Police, a burglary investigation involving Dorial Green-Beckham is over. There will be no arrests in the case.— KTGR BigShow (@KTGRBigShow) April 10, 2014
You can find the City of Columbia's declaration here. And while we await any sort of long, official report, we have tweets.
Incident report released by CPD indicates CD of images of damage to residence, a hole in the drywall and a CD of text messages as evidence.— David Morrison (@DavidCMorrison) April 10, 2014
Also: two "decline prosecution" forms.— David Morrison (@DavidCMorrison) April 10, 2014
Incident report says Green-Beckham forced way into apartment while resident was trying to close door.— David Morrison (@DavidCMorrison) April 10, 2014
Incident report also says Green-Beckham pushed a female occupant of the apartment "causing her to fall down at least four stairs."— David Morrison (@DavidCMorrison) April 10, 2014
Report says victim experienced "bruising and swelling of her right wrist and limited movement of her fingers on her right hand."— David Morrison (@DavidCMorrison) April 10, 2014
Report says victim told police she did not want to press charges because "she was afraid of the media and community backlash."— David Morrison (@DavidCMorrison) April 10, 2014
Text messages from Green-Beckham's girlfriend after incident indicate he "drug" her "out by the neck and hurt" her "too."— David Morrison (@DavidCMorrison) April 10, 2014
More text messages from his girlfriend the next day to the victim reveal she was trying to convince her not to prosecute.— David Morrison (@DavidCMorrison) April 10, 2014
Text: "He will be kicked out of Mizzou and not qualify for the draft ... The coaches talked to me and explained to me how serious this is."— David Morrison (@DavidCMorrison) April 10, 2014
Oof. That one stings.
In follow-up interview, the girlfriend said she did not remember texting about sustaining any injuries.— David Morrison (@DavidCMorrison) April 10, 2014
So there you go. There's nothing to be excited about here, obviously, and I kind of assume there will still be a "stop being a dumbass" suspension coming, but this brings DGB's second incident of the offseason to a close. I guess.
By the way, DGB? Next time you get mad at a girl, do what I did in college instead of barging to her apartment all ragey to confront her: play video games, drink a 40, maybe two, bitch about her to your friends, and go to bed. You'll still be annoyed in the morning, but you won't have gotten yourself suspended in the process. And you won't have to rely on a potential victim being "afraid of community backlash" to avoid charges. Just a thought.
As has been said many times, we root for laundry. We typically prefer not to be embarrassed by those wearing the laundry.— Rock M Nation (@rockmnation) April 10, 2014
UPDATE: All eyes on Gary Pinkel, I guess.
RE: DGB incident report -- one of Pinkel's most important lessons, to players both high school & college, is respect for women.— Pete Scantlebury (@PeteScantlebury) April 10, 2014
At EVERY recruiting camp, Pinkel hammers that message -- respect for women -- home. Going to be interesting to see how this is handled.— Pete Scantlebury (@PeteScantlebury) April 10, 2014
UPDATE:Better, at least.
#Mizzou spokesman said coaches had no contact with DGB's girlfriend. Report says they did, but she later clarified it was relayed via DGB.— Tod Palmer (@todpalmer) April 10, 2014
UPDATE: The Trib's story is out.
Police also entered into evidence a number of text messages from Green-Beckham's girlfriend to the alleged victim after the incident with the seeming purpose of dissuading her from pressing charges.
"I know you're so upset and I am too,' one of the texts read, according to the report. "Dorial was wrong in every way and you have every right to be furious. I'm not sticking up for him but football really is all he has going for him and pressing charges would ruin it for him completely.
"I agree that something should be done- whether that's paying for what he did with money or a different way...Now he's hurting my friends not just me. I really am so sorry you're in this position and I never meant for this to happen."