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Mizzou d-lineman latest player hit with pot charge

Jimmy Burge

For the fourth consecutive day, news of a college football player on the wrong side of the law has surfaced.

This time around it’s Missouri facing the off-field legal situation, with the Columbia Tribune reporting that defensive tackle Jimmy Burge was arrested two weeks ago.

Specifically, the junior lineman was charged Jan. 17 with one count of possession of a controlled substance, a Class A misdemeanor.  Burge was arrested following a traffic stop in which an officer noticed the smell of marijuana wafting from Burge’s pickup truck.  A subsequent search revealed blast pipes, rolling papers, a grinder, 3 grams of marijuana and a shotgun in Burge’s vehicle.

The school is aware of Burge’s situation, and told the paper that any punishment will be handled internally.

Any punishment could also be fairly significant as this was Burge’s second arrest in less than four months; in early October, Burge was cited for drinking intoxicants while operating a vehicle.

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1 Response to “Mizzou d-lineman latest player hit with pot charge”
  1. southernpatriots says: Feb 1, 2011 5:26 AM

    John: This continues to prove there is a need for preemptive counseling for these young men. Too many are making unwise decisions that could possibly be avoided if they knew of alternative behavior, especially in the “off season.” DUIs and similar are beyond personal. DUIs affect the health and lives of others. The risk and devastation can be horrible and is tragic for so many Americans. Repetitive behavior is indicative of a continuing problem. May the Missouri coach and staff not just cut Burge loose but get him some help. In slow sports news days and “off seasons” we hear of this on almost a daily basis. May the ADs and coaches take a little money from the huge profits they make on football and provide counseling and follow up for these young men. It is being done already on many campuses, but needs to be done on all. Our best to Missouri, its staff and to Burge and his family and friends!

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