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Mizzou Links, 8-4-10

Not the best of days yesterday. A Mizzou assistant gets arrested, two players get ticketed, a former player injures his knee (and for a brief moment, it appears a lot worse than it ends up being), and my back goes out for no apparent reason.  Good times had by all.

Bruce Walker

  • The Trib: MU assistant football coach arrested for DWI

    Walker was sitting in his parked truck with the engine running outside the Mizzou Athletic Training Complex when officers arrived at 11:14 p.m. Walker and the rest of MU's coaches and their wives had returned from a dinner at the Lake of the Ozarks when police were called to check on people "potentially drinking in the parking lot," Weimer said.

    Officers interviewed Walker briefly then issued a field sobriety test, leading to Walker's arrest.

    Local attorney Bogdan Susan said he would appear in court today on Walker’s behalf and appeal the loss of Walker’s driver’s license.

    "Hopefully the facts will come out and we’ll achieve some resolution to this matter," Susan said. "I understand the police have a job to do and we want them to finish their investigation, so I’ll reserve comment until the investigation is complete and all the facts are in."

    Team spokesman Chad Moller said MU is aware of the incident and gathering information on Walker’s situation. It's unclear whether Walker will be in attendance at MU’s first practice of the preseason, scheduled for 3:45 p.m. on Thursday. Walker, in his 10th season at MU, is the team’s co-offensive line coach.

    The coaches had traveled on a rented bus and were unloading coolers when police arrived. One source said a taxi had arrived at the facility to drive Walker home, but Weimer said he was unaware of the report mentioning a taxi at the scene. "I have no idea about that," he said.

  • The Trib (Dave Matter): Walker will coach at practice
  • KC Star: Missouri assistant football coach arrested by campus police on suspicion of DWI

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