COLUMBIA, Mo. (AP) - Missouri coach Gary Pinkel and athletics director Mike Alden are scheduled to meet with reporters and boosters several times Monday, five days before the season opener against Illinois.
They're likely to face questions about the alcohol-related arrests of 2 players and an assistant coach and the suspension of team captain Derrick Washington.
Reserve tight end and long snapper Beau Brinkley was arrested Sunday and charged with driving while intoxicated. Reserve linebacker Will Ebner and assistant coach Bruce Walker have also been arrested for possible drunken-driving violations, although they have not been charged.
Pinkel suspended Washington late last week for undisclosed reasons. Boone County court documents show Washington had been served with a protection order in June and accused of sexual assault by a former Missouri tutor.