University of Missouri Head Football Coach Gary Pinkel has dismissed freshman quarterback Blaine Dalton from the Tiger football program, effective immediately, due to a violation of team conduct policies. The University will not release further comments regarding the dismissal.
A source of the Missourinet in Columbia said that Dalton was arrested for DUI.
If that is the case, it would be Dalton’s second DUI since coming to Mizzou in the spring. Dalton was pulled over in April by Columbia police. In addition to the DUI charge, police also found 10 pills of Hydrocodone, a prescription painkiller. Later it was determined the pills belonged to his friend.
Unfortunate situation for a kid who showed a lot of potential. I give credit to head coach Gary Pinkel. With Dalton’s dismissal, Jimmy Costello will back up Blaine Gabbert.