WELP, it appears Jordan Barnett was arrested for suspicion of driving while intoxicated last night.
I can confirm that #Mizzou senior Jordan Barnett was in custody of the University police overnight. At this point I cannot confirm any more than that. More information as it becomes available today.— Gabe DeArmond (@GabeDeArmond) March 10, 2018
Statement I just received from #Mizzou "The program is aware that Jordan Barnett was involved in an incident last night. The program will have no further comment at this time." https://t.co/HmGfvzhcd5— Gabe DeArmond (@GabeDeArmond) March 10, 2018
BREAKING: University of Missouri Police arrested Mizzou men’s basketball player Jordan Barnett on charges of driving while intoxicated and failure to drive in one lane early this morning. More to come.— 93.9 The Eagle (@939TheEagle) March 10, 2018
Missouri guard Jordan Barnett arrested on suspicion of DUI by UMPD early this morning. Team is aware of an incident and declined comment.— Dave Matter (@Dave_Matter) March 10, 2018
Jordan Barnett was never taken to Boone County Jail. He was released on his signature promising to appear before a court, according to MUPD PIO.— Aaron Reiss (@aaronjreiss) March 10, 2018
Not to jump too far ahead, but that’s almost a guaranteed suspension for the senior who is, or was, on the verge of his first NCAA Tournament appearance.
Barnett has averaged 13.7 points per game this season, second on the team to fellow senior Kassius Robertson, along with 5.9 rebounds and 1.1 rebounds. He has shot 41 percent from 3-point range. He averaged 15.7 points per game over the final seven contests of the regular season before struggling against Georgia in Missouri’s SEC Tournament loss on Thursday.
More as this develops, obviously, but MAN, THIS STINKS — and it stinks for Barnett most of all.