Missouri LB Chad Bailey suspended after DWI arrest
COLUMBIA, Mo. — Missouri linebacker Chad Bailey has been suspended from the team after being arrested on suspicion of driving while intoxicated early Sunday.
Bailey, 23, who served as a team captain last season, was booked around 2:45 a.m. and released after posting $500 bond, according to Boone County Sheriff’s Office online records.
“We are aware of the situation involving Chad Bailey,” Missouri coach Eli Drinkwitz said in a statement to the St. Louis Post-Dispatch. “He has been suspended pursuant to Athletic Department policy. We have high expectations for all of our student-athletes, on and off the field, and will follow all department and campus policies.”
Bailey was Missouri’s third tackle with 57 saves last season. He started all 11 games he played, missing two due to injury. He will be a sixth-year senior this fall after opting to return for his final year of eligibility, the Post-Dispatch reported.
The Missouri Student-Athlete Handbook states that any arrested athlete must serve a suspension of at least one week.
Bailey was arrested around 1 a.m. Sunday not far from the Columbia campus for an expired license plate and a lane violation, according to a police statement. Bailey told the officer he had consumed alcohol and then failed a field sobriety test poorly, the Post-Dispatch reported.