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Mizzou suspends reserve defensive tackle for alcohol violation

COLUMBIA, Mo. (AP) - A Missouri defensive lineman cited for

drinking while driving has become the sixth Tiger to encounter

off-field problems this season.

Sophomore Jimmy Burge was pulled over by Columbia police late

Saturday after making an illegal left turn.

Police say they found an open beer in Burge's truck. His

blood-alcohol content was below the legal limit, but the

21-year-old was issued misdemeanor citations for the alcohol

offense and illegal turn.

Officials at No. 24 Missouri declined to discuss any possible

disciplinary action.

Two other Missouri players each missed two games after earlier

arrests on drunken-driving charges. An assistant coach received

undisclosed team sanctions after his arrest on suspicion of driving

while intoxicated. And captain Derrick Washington was kicked off

the team and faces criminal charges of felony sex assault and

domestic violence.

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