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Dorial Green-Beckham's arrest now gives him 'off the field issues' tag

The Missouri receiver is charged with possession of 35 grams or less of marijuana and is suspended for Saturday's game against Vanderbilt.

Dak Dillon-US PRESSWIRE - Presswire

With a 6'6, 220 pound frame, Dorial Green-Beckham drew plenty of hype and garnered plenty of attention when he made his commitment to Missouri. However, with a arrest on his record now, Green-Beckham will have to carry the "off the field issues" tag for the remainder of the season and likely much longer than that.

On Wednesday, Green-Beckham and two teammates were allegedly caught in a parking lot smoking marijuana. The arrest drew a suspension that will be in effect when the Tigers host Vanderbilt, but the long-term ramifications for the young receiver likely mean more. The arrest was one that Doug Vaughn of KMOV called a "dumb" move by Green-Beckham:

"Having 35 grams or less of marijuana is not the worst crime any college kid has ever committed. The bigger concern should be worrying about a star player, who should know he's under the microscope in a small college town, being so dumb as to get caught partying near midnight. On a school night. On a parking lot near the stadium. With marijuana. He now has 'issues' off the field."

No matter how innocuous the offense, the reality that the receiver has been arrested is something that will factor in to NFL decision makers' minds in a few years when the Missouri receiver is draft eligible.

Through five games in 2012, Green-Beckham has seven receptions for 128 yards with one touchdown.