Missouri LB Bailey suspended after DWI arrest

COLUMBIA, Mo.– Missouri linebacker Chad Bailey was suspended from the team after he was detained on suspicion of driving while intoxicated early Sunday.Bailey, 23, who

was a group captain last season, was reserved at about 2:45 a.m. and released after posting $500 bond, according to online records from the Boone County Constable’s Office.

“We understand the situation involving Chad Bailey,” Missouri coach Eli Drinkwitz said in a declaration to the St. Louis Post-Dispatch. “He’s been suspended according to Department of Sports policy. We have high expectations for all of our student-athletes, on and off the field, and we will follow all departmental and campus policies.”

Bailey was Missouri’s third-leading tackler with 57 stops last season. He began all 11 games he played, missing out on two with an injury. He will be a sixth-year senior this fall after opting to return for his last year of eligibility, the Post-Dispatch reported.The Missouri student-athlete handbook says any athlete who is arrested must serve a minimum one-week suspension.Bailey was pulled over at about 1 a.m. Sunday not far from the Columbia school for an ended license plate and lane infraction, an authorities declaration said. Bailey informed the officer he had taken in alcohol and then performed badly on a field sobriety test, the Post-Dispatch reported.

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