Four-star Missouri signee Jeremiah Tilmon arrested, charged with underage drinking
A Mizzou freshman is in trouble and coach Cuonzo Martin says the matter will be handled 'internally'
Jeremiah Tilmon, a top-40 prospect from the Class of 2017 who is signed to play basketball this season at Missouri, was arrested early Friday on a charge of a minor in possession of alcohol, according to a report from The Columbia Daily Tribune.
"He had been drinking ... and he is underage," MUPD spokesman Maj. Brian Weimer told the St. Louis Post-Dispatch.
According to the report, Tilmon was driving alone when he was stopped for a lane violation around 1:40 a.m. Police detected an odor of alcohol. And Tilmon was then arrested, even though he passed field sobriety tests, because he is only 18 years old.
The charge is a Class D misdemeanor.
"The Mizzou men's basketball program and head coach Cuonzo Martin are aware of the incident, and the matter will be handled internally," Mizzou spokesman Patrick Crawford told CBS Sports on Monday.
Tilmon is one of four players who have signed national letters of intent with Missouri. The class is ranked third in the SEC and eighth nationally, according to 247Sports.
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