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Dorial Green-Beckham: “I’m young, I made mistakes”

Dorial Green-Beckham

Oklahoma’s Dorial Green-Beckham takes a water break during an NCAA college football team practice in Norman, Okla., Tuesday, Aug. 5. 2014. (AP Photo/Sue Ogrocki)


In a year in which the NFL Scouting Combine lacks a little in terms of star power, one of the more intriguing stories is wide receiver Dorial Green-Beckham.

The former Oklahoma and Missouri wideout found trouble at every turn in college, never actually playing a down for the Sooners after getting tossed out of his previous school. He was accused of pushing a woman down a flight of stairs, among other infractions.

He took the podium Thursday with a forthright tone, admitting he regretted his past actions.

“I’m young, I made mistakes,” he said. “All the decisions I made, I wish I could take them back, . . . I know what’s at stake.”

For Beckham, his professional future is at stake this week. He’s a physical freak, who has been compared to players such as Calvin Johnson and Randy Moss.

But he’s going to have to convince the NFL he can be a good teammate and be available.

That will be decided as much by his demeanor with teams, and his ability to convince them he has changed.