The Missourian live-tweeted the news conference of Missouri Athletics Director Mike Alden on Thursday afternoon. Alden announced that head coach Gary Pinkel's arrest on suspicion of DWI would lead to a one-week suspension, effective immediately.
People following along on Twitter were generally supportive of Alden's sanctions. Here is a collection of the Missourian's tweets and online reactions.
Because of his arrest on suspicion of driving while intoxicated, Missouri football coach Gary Pinkel could lose up to $347,307, including $40,769 donated to the MU Wellness Resource Center by Pinkel. The loss is about 15% of his annual income. The graphic shows a breakdown of the financial impact.
After being arrested on suspicion of driving while intoxicated, Missouri football coach Gary Pinkel was penalized with a one-week suspension without salary or guaranteed incentives. Other terms of his suspension include a one-year salary freeze, ineligibility for any bonus from playing in a bowl game and ineligibility for a social responsibility bonus. In total, Pinkel could lose up to $306,538 under these terms, which includes another week’s salary and benefits that Pinkel has promised to donate to the MU Wellness Resource Center.