Missouri demotes reserve DT for alcohol violation - KMOV.com

Missouri demotes reserve DT for alcohol violation

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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. 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. Burge, a top backup, was not listed on the team's two-deep depth chart released Monday.
   Two other Missouri players each missed two games after earlier arrests on drunken-driving charges. An assistant coach received undisclosed team sanctions after an alcohol-related arrest. And captain Derrick Washington was kicked off the team and faces criminal charges of felony sex assault and domestic violence.
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