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.