Gary Pinkel

Gary Pinkel / University of Missouri
3:59 pm
Mon November 21, 2011

Mizzou's Pinkel on DWI arrest: "When you're wrong, you're wrong."

Gary Pinkel.
(Provided by Boone County Sheriff's Office)

Reporting by KBIA's Sarah Redohl used in this report.

MU head football coach Gary Pinkel held a press conference with his lawyers this afternoon to apologize for his DWI arrest Wednesday night. Pinkel says he is sorry for letting down his players and fans.

"When you’re wrong, you’re wrong," Pinkel said. "I had to stand up to them and tell them how I felt and how I’d failed them."

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Gary Pinkel / University of Missouri
12:52 pm
Fri November 18, 2011

Missouri coach Pinkel pleads guilty to DWI

A booking photo of Gary Pinkel following his arrest for DWI in Columbia, Mo.
(Provided by Boone County Sheriff's Office)

Suspended Missouri football coach Gary Pinkel has pleaded guilty to a misdemeanor charge of drunken driving.

Boone County court records show that Pinkel was charged on Friday and pleaded guilty the same day. He was arrested in Columbia on Wednesday night and suspended without pay the next day for the final home game of the season.

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9:42 am
Thu November 17, 2011

Head Mizzou football coach Pinkel arrested for DWI

A booking photo of Gary Pinkel following his arrest for DWI in Columbia, Mo.
(Provided by Boone County Sheriff's Office)

This is a developing story. We will update it when we have more information.

Updated at 4:25 p.m.:

Missouri has suspended coach Gary Pinkel for Saturday's game and frozen his salary for a year following his overnight arrest on suspicion of drunk driving.

Athletic director Mike Alden announced the disciplinary measures on Thursday afternoon. They include a total of some $300,000 in penalties, including a donation to a campus alcohol-awareness program, and 50 hours of community service.

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