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Updated: Mizzou’s backup QB suspended indefinitely

Corbin Berkstresser AP

UPDATED 5/16 @ 8:55 p.m. ET: Following the arrest of Corbin Berkstresser, the school has confirmed that the backup quarterback is suspended indefinitely.

Depending on his official charges, Berkstresser can work his way back into the rotation, however it should be noted that starting QB James Franklin is still out with a shoulder injury and could continue to be sidelined right up until the start of the season. That leaves the Tigers with just one scholarship QB available for the time being.

So while Berkstresser is in Mizzou’s doghouse, don’t expect him to stay there if the season draws closer and Franklin doesn’t look like he can play.


Insert your “Welcome to the SEC, you’ll fit right in” jokes here.

Overused humor aside, Missouri’s quarterback situation this spring has been no laughing matter. It began when reserve QB Ashton Glaser was arrested in March for an unpaid speeding ticket. Just days later, starting QB James Franklin sustained a sprained shoulder in practice that would eventually require spring-ending surgery.

Now, Franklin’s primary backup is dealing with a legal issue of his own.

The Columbia Tribune reports that Mizzou QB Corbin Berkstresser was arrested early Tuesday morning for leaving the scene of an accident in Columbia. According to the probable cause report, no one was hurt in the collision and Berkstresser admitted his involvement in the incident.

He was taken into custody at 3:34 a.m. and later posted $4,500 bail.

Berkstresser could face a Class D felony for damages to the other vehicle that are estimated to be in excess of $1,000. Normally, leaving the scene of an accident is a class A misdemeanor. Missouri has not commented on the matter yet.

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9 Responses to “Updated: Mizzou’s backup QB suspended indefinitely”
  1. bozosforall says: May 15, 2012 11:07 AM

    I hear that he is considering transferring to Arkansas.

  2. hoggette says: May 15, 2012 12:08 PM

    Way to deflect! Those that live in glass houses always forget.
    Go Hogs!

  3. TxGrown says: May 15, 2012 1:17 PM

    Quick thinking and fast on his feet. Start him!

  4. kozbee says: May 15, 2012 1:23 PM

    Welcome to the SEC Missouri,one thing to keep in mind its going to be a rough season minus some QBs playing in this conference.

  5. hoggette says: May 15, 2012 2:11 PM

    At least Arkansas fired the one that set a bad example. Missouri still has their bad example.

  6. fnc111 says: May 15, 2012 3:04 PM

    We have found a place for Tommy Rees to transfer to and fit right in- Missouri.

  7. smackingfools says: May 15, 2012 3:14 PM

    He’s gonna fit right in.

  8. elliott311 says: May 16, 2012 9:25 PM

    @hoggette yes, since DUI and repeatedly being a scum ball, lying to your superiors, police, and having an affair with a direct subordinate are the same thing.

    BTW, wasn’t this the same fan base holding rallys to keep BobbyP? Get off your high horse and come back down to reality bc the team to the North is about to WHOOP that ass!


  9. dalucks says: May 16, 2012 10:02 PM

    Suspended indefinitely normally means your suspended until 1 minute prior to the start of fall football practice. Atleast that is how Steve Spurrier does it.

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