Pinkel suspended for one week, will not coach Texas Tech game

Thursday, November 17, 2011 | 5:32 p.m. CST; updated 11:21 p.m. CST, Thursday, November 17, 2011

COLUMBIA — Missouri head football coach Gary Pinkel on Thursday was suspended without pay for one week following his arrest Wednesday on suspicion of driving while intoxicated.

Pinkel will not coach during Saturday's game against Texas Tech, Missouri Athletics Director Mike Alden announced at a news conference. Alden said Pinkel's suspension began around 2:45 p.m. Thursday and that he will be allowed back next Thursday, Thanksgiving Day.


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In addition to the one-week suspension, Pinkel will donate another week's salary to the MU Wellness Resource Center and perform 50 hours of community service. There will also be a one-year freeze on his salary. Pinkel will not receive a bonus if the Tigers go to a bowl game, nor will he receive the social responsibility bonus.

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