Missouri starting quarterback Blaine Gabbert and his younger brother, fellow Mizzou QB Tyler Gabbert, were involved in an altercation early Saturday morning that left the latter with a broken nose, both the Kansas City Star and Columbia Daily Tribune are reporting.
The Brothers Gabbert, along with linebacker Andrew Gachkar, were at a Columbia pizza joint just a little after 1 a.m. CT when they became involved in a “discussion” with a group of older males. As oft times happens at that time of the morning on a weekend, the discussion ended with punches being thrown, the three football players briefly handcuffed, and Tyler Gabbert with his nose in a different position than it was when he walked into the place.
The manager of the Gumby’s Pizza said the unrest was nothing out of the ordinary.
“It was just some really drunk people,” Noah Schmidt told the Daily Tribune. “Both parties are certainly to blame, but with all the confusion there’s really no way of knowing exactly who was at fault.”
That confusion led to no charges being filed by responding officers.
A MU official told the Star that a suspension for any player involved is not expected.
“It’s a standard deal,” sports information director Chad Moller told the paper. “Everyone’s aware of it. Everything gets dealt with from an internal process. There’s really nothing more to it than that.”
One of the more underrated storylines heading into Week 6 continued its tack of uncertainty Tuesday.
During the first quarter of Florida State’s win over Wake Forest this past Saturday, Dalvin Cook tweaked his hamstring and didn’t return to the contest. The sophomore running back was initially labeled as day-to-day for this weekend’s game against Miami, and that hasn’t changed as Jimbo Fisher reaffirmed that Cook’s status for the in-state rivalry game remains up in the air.
“We’ll keep waiting,” the head coach said, adding that, because of Cook’s knowledge of the offense, he could sit out of practice the entire week and still take the field against the Hurricanes.
“He knows what to do, you can keep him healthy and do that there’s no doubt about that,” Fisher said.
Cook is far and away FSU’s leading rusher, with his 142.5 yards per game good for eight in the country and his six rushing touchdowns tied for 20th. The Seminoles’ No. 2 rusher, Mario Pender, is still dealing with the aftereffects of a collapsed lung that will sideline him for at least another week.
Oklahoma State’s defense has taken what will likely prove to be a very significant and impactful blow.
On Twitter as well as Instagram late Tuesday night, Ryan Simmons announced that he “recently tore my MCL & PCL which will require surgery.” As a result, Simmons, who was injured in the Week 5 win over Kansas State, will miss the remainder of the 2015 season, even as OSU has yet to officially confirm the linebacker’s status moving forward.
Because Simmons is a senior, and this is his final season of eligibility, the end of his 2015 season would also mean the end of his collegiate career.
Simmons has started the last 31 games for the Cowboys. He was second on the team in tackles last season, and his 26 career tackles for loss makes him OSU’s active leader in that category as well.
On his official bio, it’s written that Simmons is “[o]ne of the unquestioned leaders of the team, both on and off the field.”