Mizzou suspends Pinkel 1 game, penalized $300,00 after DWI arrest

Mizzou suspends Pinkel 1 game, penalized $300,00 after DWI arrest

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Gary Pinkel, University of Missouri head football coach from 2007

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by Associated Press & KING 5 SPORTS

NWCN.com

Posted on November 17, 2011 at 4:30 PM

COLUMBIA, Mo. -- Missouri has suspended coach Gary Pinkel for Saturday's game and frozen his salary for a year following his overnight arrest on suspicion of drunk driving.

Athletic director Mike Alden announced the disciplinary measures on Thursday afternoon. They include a total of some $300,000 in penalties, including a donation to a campus alcohol-awareness program, and 50 hours of community service.

He will miss Saturday's home game between Missouri (5-5) and Texas Tech.

Boone County Sheriff's Office records show that deputies pulled Pinkel over in Columbia and jailed him Wednesday night. He was released from jail after posting a $500 bond. A county prosecutor said that no decision had been made about filing formal criminal charges.

Pinkel was a Huskies assistant coach in 1976 and from 1979-1990. He was also reportedly a candidate for the head coaching job at the UW in 2008 to replace Tyrone Willingham.

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