COLUMBIA — A Missouri freshman quarterback arrested after a traffic stop says prescription painkillers found in his car belong to a former high school teammate.
Eighteen-year-old Blaine Dalton was suspended indefinitely from the Tiger football team after his April 30 arrest on suspicion of drug and traffic violations. Columbia police found 10 Hydrocodone pills and alcohol inside Dalton's car. They searched the vehicle after officers smelled marijuana inside.
Dalton told The Independence Examiner the pills belonged to Zach Wilson, a former Blue Springs South teammate and Northwest Missouri State football player prescribed the drug after shoulder surgery. Wilson said he "threw the pills in (Dalton's) glove compartment" after visiting Columbia.
Dalton is projected as Missouri's third-string quarterback this season.