Wednesday, September 17, 2014

U.S. Senator Slams Bob Stoops in Op-Ed

Claire McCaskill, a Missouri Democrat, wrote a column for USA Today in which she takes aim at Bob Stoops for adding troubled wide receiver Dorial Green-Beckham to the OU roster last summer.

She wrote that she was “stunned” when Stoops was atop a recent poll of college football head coaches, who were asked which coach they’d most want their son to play for.

Missouri dismissed Green-Beckham last spring after he was accused of forcing his way into an apartment and shoving a woman down stairs.

“I have been a fan since I was a child growing up in Columbia, and even worked in college as a tutor and recruiting hostess for the football program,” McCaskill wrote. “I have followed Mizzou for my entire life through ups and downs, victories and defeats. My university is no different than many others in that its record is not perfect in terms of dealing with misconduct by its athletes. But I don’t think I have ever been prouder of my team and university than the day coach Gary Pinkel and athletic director Mike Alden announced the decision to kick DGB off the team.” (The Oklahoman)

To read her full op-ed visit USAToday.com
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