Missouri Tigers head football coach Gary Pinkel was arrested on Wednesday night in Columbia, Missouri on suspicion of DWI.
Pinkel was pulled over because of lane and signal violations, according to the Boone County Sheriff's Department. He was taken into custody and sent to Boone County Jail, where he was later released on $500 bail. This is Pinkel's first offense.
University of Missouri has issued a statement regarding Pinkel's arrest saying, “We are extremely disappointed in Gary’s lack of judgment, he is known as a man with great character and integrity. However, this absolutely goes against everything we stand for, and everything that he teaches his players in regards to our social responsibilities. We hold ourselves to very high standards, and this is a very serious breach of those responsibilities. We are gathering facts and will take action appropriately, and when those actions are determined, we will communicate them publicly.”
Gary Pinkel and his Missouri Tigers face the Texas Tech Red Raiders on Saturday, the last home game of the year for the Tigers.