Missouri football player receives two citations, including drinking while driving

Monday, October 4, 2010 | 4:12 p.m. CDT; updated 6:29 p.m. CDT, Monday, October 4, 2010

COLUMBIA — Jimmy Burge, a defensive lineman for the Missouri Tigers football team, was arrested on suspicion of drinking intoxicant liquors while driving late Saturday night, according to Columbia Police records.

Burge, 21, was also cited for allegedly making an illegal turn from Clark Lane onto Paris Road. Both charges are citations and misdemeanors. The traffic stop happened at 11:45 p.m.

According to the Columbia Police Department, the case is closed. Burge is scheduled to be arraigned in Municipal Court at 1:30 p.m. Nov. 18.

Burge is considered a top reserve nose guard behind Dominique Hamilton, but as of today is not listed on the Tigers depth chart.

Burge is the third Tigers football player to be involved in a drinking and driving-related incident since August.

No one from the MU Athletics Department could be reached for comment.




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Jennifer Gerling October 5, 2010 | 8:16 a.m.

Okay Gary, time to put your boys on lockdown. They should all be living in the same complex and have the same curfew during season. Most of these guys are getting full rides. It would have been nice to get a full ride. No respect at all for the team, themselves or the university. Something has to change.

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