Mizzou football coach Gary Pinkel faces penalties due to a DWI arrest.
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Mizzou football coach Gary Pinkel faces penalties due to a DWI arrest.

Date: November 17, 2011
By: Stacey Kafka
State Capitol Bureau

Although two Mizzou football players had to sit out two games due to DWI arrests last year, Coach Gary Pinkel only has to sit out one-for the same arrest.
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MU Athletic Director Mike Alden announced Thursday football coach Gary Pinkel would sit out this Saturday's game and face fines of around 300 thousand dollars. 

Alden says he is disappointed in Pinkel's actions.

"This goes against everything we stand for and everything he teaches his players in regards to social responsibilities."

Alden says the department dealt with Pinkel's arrest in a different way than players arrests because it is a different situation.

"I think the issues we try to deal with, we don't deal with them with a cookie cutter approach, and I think those issues we talked about and dealt with a year and a half ago are different than what we're talking about now."

This comes after Boone County Sheriffs arrested Pinkel for driving while intoxicated Wednesday night.

Reporting from Columbia, I'm Stacey Kafka.

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