After a Wednesday evening DWI arrest, Missouri Tigers football coach Gary Pinkel will be suspended from the program for one week without pay, Mizzou athletic director Mike Alden announced in a video.
Pinkel's salary for the week will go to the campus' Wellness Resource Center. He makes $2.7 million in base pay as it is, plus bonuses. Alden also said Pinkel's contract will be frozen for one year. All told, that's something like a $300,000 penalty.
He'll miss the Texas Tech Red Raiders game, but will be back for the game against the Kansas Jayhawks. And he'll receive a formal letter of reprimand for his permanent record. He'll also write a letter of apology.
In his comments on Pinkel's arrest, Alden called the episode disappointing and a "lack of judgment" unbecoming of the school and Pinkel's reputation.
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