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Mitchell Smith suspended after DWI arrest

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The Tigers forward has been sidelined with an ACL injury the past few years.

NCAA Basketball: Kentucky at Missouri Denny Medley-USA TODAY Sports

No good news ever happens over night and this continued to be the case last night as Missouri basketball forward Mitchell Smith, from Fort Smith, Arkansas, was arrested for DWI, and subsequently charged with possessing a suspended or revoked license.

Dave Matter, from STLToday.com, was the first to report:

According to the report, Smith was arrested overnight by the Boone County Sheriff’s department and released on $500 bond.

Read Matter’s article online here: Mizzou Basketball’s Mitchell Smith arrested for DWI

Mizzou released the following statement: “Per Mizzou Athletics’ department policy, Mitchell has been suspended from team activities for a minimum of one week.” Under Mizzou athletics department policy, an athlete arrested for a first-offense DWI is suspended from team activities for a minimum of one week. The Tigers begin preseason practice this week.

Seems like really poor timing with the preseason practice starting this week, and Smith was expected to contend for minutes on the wing as well as down low. His versatility was something Cuonzo Martin was going to need this season as the options on the wing are limited. Smith was being looked at as a possible answer for some of those question marks. Now he’ll have to work from behind.

This is the second DWI arrest for a Tigers basketball player in recent months as Jordan Barnett was arrested for the same offense just prior to the NCAA tournament. With the department policy of a minimum one week suspension, Barnett missed the Tigers first round loss to Florida State.

Really guys, don’t risk it. Call an Uber or a Lyft.