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Mizzou suspends Gary Pinkel 1 game after DWI arrest

November 17, 2011

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Missouri football coach Gary Pinkel was arrested on Nov. 16, 2011, on suspicion of drunk driving.

Missouri football coach Gary Pinkel was arrested on Nov. 16, 2011, on suspicion of drunk driving.

— 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.

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