Thursday, November 17, 2011

BREAKING: Mizzou Head Coach Gary Pinkel arrested for DWI

Gary Pinkel

Missouri University head football coach Gary Pinkel is in some trouble. Pinkel was apparently pulled over Wednesday night and charged with DWI.

According to KOMU-TV, Pinkel was originally pulled over for lane and signal violations. Police say he was cooperative, but was taken into custody.

He posted a $500 bond and was released from the Boone County, Missouri jail.

Pinkel released a statement Thursday morning, saying among other things: "I accept full responsibility for my actions and will abide by whatever course of action our leadership deems appropriate".

Missouri AD Mike Alden and perhaps Pinkel will meet with the media Thursday at 4 p.m. central.

But in the meantime, Dave Matter of the Columbia (Mo.) Daily Tribune reports that Pinkel will be benched for this weekend's game vs. Texas Tech. And in fact, Matter reports that it is likely that Pinkel will serve a penalty similar to one given to his players for the same offense, a two-game suspension, which in this case, would run through the end of the Tigers season.

In fact, late Thursday afternoon, the school announced Pinkel will be sitting out Saturday's game only.

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