Mizzou Football: A Third of Players, Two-Thirds Coaches To Be Arrested at Current Rate

by

comment
Roar! I'm in jail.
  • Roar! I'm in jail.
Wait - ANOTHER Mizzou football player got arrested? Before the season has even started?

Yes: Derrick Washington -- the senior tailback who scored 10 touchdowns and rushed for 865 yards last year -- turned himself in to Boone County authorities yesterday right after being charged with felony sexual assault.

Wow. Let's look at who else has gotten Mizzourah-rrested before opening kickoff:



Jarrell Harrison (safety) -- shoplifting at Spencer's Gifts
Will Ebner (linebacker) -- driving while intoxicated
Beau Brinkley (long-snapper) -- driving while intoxicated

And let's not forget co-offensive line coach, Bruce Walker -- driving while intoxicated

If four players and one coach get arrested before every subsequent game, then here's the tally by the final contest against Kansas:

11 games x 4 players = 44 players (out of 110 total) = a third of players in cuffs.
11 games x 1 coach = 11 coaches (out of 18 total) = two-thirds of coaches in cuffs.

Hope we have some depth this year. (gulp!)

According The Maneater in Columbia, head coach Gary Pinkel made this assessment:

"We've done a good job of building a reputation for running a first class discipline program, so I'm embarrassed that we've taken a few of these hits," Pinkel said. "The system works, we just had some mistakes, and I'm responsible for that."

Riverfront Times works for you, and your support is essential.

Our small but mighty local team works tirelessly to bring you high-quality, uncensored news and cultural coverage of St. Louis and beyond.

Unlike many newspapers, ours is free – and we'd like to keep it that way, because we believe, now more than ever, everyone deserves access to accurate, independent coverage of their community.

Whether it's a one-time acknowledgement of this article or an ongoing pledge, your support helps keep St. Louis' true free press free.