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
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