Missouri coach Pinkel meets press after DWI plea

Missouri coach Pinkel meets press after DWI plea

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FILE - In this Aug. 16, 2011 file photo, Missouri head coach Gary Pinkel stands in the middle of the team's indoor practice facility during NCAA college football practice, in Columbia, Mo. Pinkel was arrested on suspicion of drunken driving Wednesday night, Nov. 16, 2011, in Columbia, Mo. (AP Photo/Jeff Roberson, File)

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Posted on November 21, 2011 at 11:57 AM

COLUMBIA, Mo. (AP) -- Missouri football coach Gary Pinkel plans to meet with reporters on Monday after his recent drunk driving arrest and guilty plea.
   
The law firm that represented Pinkel in court announced Monday morning that the suspended coach will offer his first public comments since his Nov. 16 arrest.
   
Pinkel did not coach during Missouri's win over Texas Tech as part of a one week unpaid suspension. He is expected to return to work on Thanksgiving as the Tigers prepare to face Kansas on Saturday in their final regular season game.
   
Pinkel pleaded guilty to a misdemeanor charge of drunken driving two days after his arrest. He received a 30-day suspended sentence along with two years probation.
 

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