Missouri's odds remain unchanged
COLUMBIA, MO (The Spread) – Despite kicking their best player off the team, the Missouri Tigers are holding steady with oddsmakers.
According to oddsmakers from online sports book BetDSI, the Tigers remain 50/1 to win the 2015 NCAA college football championship game. That’s a little surprising considering that they were 50/1 before dismissing junior receiver Dorial Green-Beckham following an incident involving his girlfriend and his girlfriend’s friend.
"Dorial's priority going forward needs to be focusing on getting the help he needs," Tigers' coach Gary Pinkel said in a statement. "We care deeply about Dorial and his well-being, but hopefully he can benefit from a fresh start."
According to reports, Green-Beckham forced his way into an apartment while searching for his girlfriend. After causing damage to the wall while forcing his way through the door, he then pushed a different woman down “at least four stairs,” causing a minor hand injury. The victim declined to press charges, reportedly over fear of backlash, which caused the case to be dropped.
This was the third reported incident involving Green-Beckham since he came to Missouri from Hillcrest High School in Springfield, Missouri. He was also arrested on drug charges back in October after he and teammates Torey Boozer and Levi Copelin were found in possession of 35 grams or less of marijuana.
Before being kicked off the team, Green-Beckham was projected to become one of the top picks in the 2015 NFL Draft.