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:
(safety) -- shoplifting at Spencer's GiftsWill Ebner
(linebacker) -- driving while intoxicatedBeau Brinkley
(long-snapper) -- driving while intoxicated
And let's not forget co-offensive line coach, Bruce Walker
-- driving while intoxicated
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."