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Mizzou’s backup QB charged with misdemeanor

Corbin Berkstresser AP

The rough offseason for Missouri quarterbacks got just a little bit better.

According to Dave Matter of the Columbia Tribune, Tigers backup quarterback Corbin Berkstresser was charged Friday with a misdemeanor count of leaving the scene of an accident. While that by itself doesn’t sound like good news, it is — at least a little — in the following context:

Berkstresser was arrested last month in connection to leaving the scene of an accident and was indefinitely suspended shortly thereafter. Depending on the damage to the other vehicle (over/under $1,000), Berkstresser could have faced either a Class D felony or a class A misdemeanor.

Because Berkstresser officially faces a misdemeanor and not a felony, he can work his way back on to the team. With starting quarterback James Franklin out for the spring with a shoulder injury, Berkstresser has been taking the first-team snaps at QB. Though Mizzou coach Gary Pinkel doesn’t expect Franklin to miss any games, the injury could sideline Franklin all the way up to the season-opening game against Southeastern Louisiana.

But in the event Franklin isn’t ready to go in Week 1 — it’s a cupcake game anyway — Berkstresser would need to be available.

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4 Responses to “Mizzou’s backup QB charged with misdemeanor”
  1. tuckfexas says: Jun 2, 2012 9:39 PM

    At least they didn’t find his meth. Oh wait, it’s Missouri, is that even illegal there?

  2. richatthelake says: Jun 3, 2012 2:44 AM


    Mizzou doesn’t play Missouri State opening day or any other day. They open with SE La.

  3. stonymark says: Jun 3, 2012 10:31 AM

    Wish they would start playing Mo State, at least in hoops. A season- opening gridiron match would be cool though as well.

  4. Ben Kercheval says: Jun 3, 2012 1:22 PM

    Rich — oops! my bad. Thanks for the correction.

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