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Columbia Missourian

Precedents for Missouri sports-related DWI cases

By Andrew Wagaman, Alexandria Pisauro, Harry Plumer
November 17, 2011 | 1:36 p.m. CST

After Gary Pinkel’s arrest on suspicion of DWI on Wednesday night, The Missourian decided to take a look at precedents for alcohol-related incidents for coaches and players at Missouri.

A 2008 copy of Pinkel's contract includes a termination clause, which lists all of the reasons Missouri could terminate the contract with cause. Reasons listed include "any conduct of the Employee in which would constitute a violation of any criminal statute or an offense of moral turpitude, as determined by the University" and "any behavior of the Employee that brings him into public disrepute, contempt, scandal or ridicule or any behavior that is unfavorable to the reputation or moral or ethical standards of the University." Pinkel received a contract extension earlier this year.