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Pair of players arrested in Big 12 North

Posted on: February 1, 2011 12:25 pm
Edited on: February 1, 2011 1:09 pm
 
Posted by Jerry Hinnen

With the 2010 season well behind us but spring camps still weeks away, it's prime season for offseason malfeasance and player arrests, as two players in the former Big 12 North have illustrated.

One is Missouri junior defensive tackle Jimmy Burge, who was arrested near Columbia Jan. 17 after several items of marijuana-related paraphernalia were found in his vehicle during a traffic stop. The arrest is Burge's second in less than four months after being cited in October for drinking while driving.

Burge was suspended for two games following that incident. A Missouri official said that "any discipline measures will be handled internally" in this case. Burge started six games a year ago and would be expected to hold onto that position this fall for the Tigers, assuming he remains with the team.

Perhaps on even thinner ice is Iowa State linebacker Matt Tau'fo'ou, who was arrested in the wee hours of Saturday morning and charged with drunken driving after a blood-alcohol test. He has been suspended indefinitely by ISU head coach Paul Rhoads "for failing to comply with team expectations and policies."

As with Burge, the run-in with the law is the second for Tau'fo'ou during his stay in Ames; he was also charged with fifth-degree misdemeanor theft in September 2009 after reportedly taking a piece of computer equipment from an ISU bookstore. The transfer from the College of San Mateo started two games in 2010 and made 20 tackles.

With the North dissolved and the Tigers and Cyclones tossed back into the mix with Oklahoma and Texas, no doubt this is a critical offseason for both programs ... and no doubt Gary Pinkel and Rhoads will hope this is as noisy as that offseason gets.

HT: DocSat.

Comments

Since: Jan 6, 2009
Posted on: February 1, 2011 11:13 pm
 

Pair of players arrested in Big 12 North

Just where are the "Cheech & Chong" of college football sports writers? Rollin' & smokin' to get their minds clear? Maybe, maybe not. Either way, there's one that someone can TWEET to get the rumor mill up & going. Are the 2 'potheads with press passes' too stoned to come up with alibis for their beloved school, coach & player--a player who is not a first time offender---oh my! Surprised



Since: Oct 26, 2009
Posted on: February 1, 2011 8:27 pm
 

Pair of players arrested in Big 12 North

Dodd and Doyel are busy because rumor has it that someone took a dump in Iowa City and they want to make sure it gets covered with 9 articles.  They don't have time for Missouri.



Since: Mar 22, 2008
Posted on: February 1, 2011 8:14 pm
 

Pair of players arrested in Big 12 North

wheres dodds blog ON this OUTCRY?????????????  fire the coach!  NOW!  what a disgrace! 
and guess whos not commenting?
that really is cowardly of you
just like the bowl game??
how about pat forde, the other missouri alum?  hypocrites???  
so your college and players have flaws? 
im expecting about 9 stories to be written about this! 
what comes around goes around




Since: Aug 21, 2006
Posted on: February 1, 2011 6:47 pm
 

Pair of players arrested in Big 12 North

DODD, DOYEL - WHERE THE HECK ARE YOUR BLOGS AND STORIES ON THIS?  LET'S GO YOU SCREWBALL DBAGS, FAIR IS FAIR!  Get out your word processors and start eating some of the same crap you dish out to other schools.

For the record, I root for Mizzou every chance I get so I am sad to see this news, but I am so biased against the two idiots that write for this site that this really hacks me off if they don't at least acknowledge this. 



Since: May 6, 2007
Posted on: February 1, 2011 3:25 pm
 

Pair of players arrested in Big 12 North

no matter what time of year it is mizzou players are constantly getting arrested and for some reason gary pinkels character never comes into question.  i dont get it.



Since: Aug 8, 2008
Posted on: February 1, 2011 2:53 pm
 

Pair of players arrested in Big 12 North

Oh boy, start of the third most exciting time in college sports...  First is March Madness, second is bowl season, and third is CFB off season when all of the players have too much down time and start getting into trouble...  The stories everyday will be interesting reading...


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