Wednesday, August 4, 2010
Lunch links: Minor troubles for Missouri
By David Ubben
My name's Al Harrington ... I get buckets.
- Very weird-sounding, alcohol-related arrest on Monday night in the parking lot of the Missouri athletic offices involving one of Gary Pinkel's assistants. Mike DeArmond of the Kansas City Star broke the story, and Dave Matter at the Columbia Tribune reports that the assistant will be on the field when practice begins later this week, and charges have yet to be officially filed.
- Missouri's Jarrell Harrison and Dominique Hamilton were cited for (hold the eye rolls and/or giggles) using an apartment complex pool long after hours. It's Harrison's second recent brush with the law, which may cause the incident to be taken more seriously.
- Two of Missouri's nonconference games will be on pay-per-view.
- Oklahoma State safety Daytowion Lowe will miss the 2010 season with a shoulder injury, reports Bill Haisten of the Tulsa World.
- Is Oklahoma's policy of difficult nonconference scheduling advantageous or not? Jake Trotter of The Oklahoman examines the question.
- The status of Oklahoma State players Jamie Blatnick and Victor Johnson are still unclear, writes Brandon Chatmon of The Oklahoman. Blatnick, charged with a felony, likely will not be on the field when practice begins on Friday.
- Former Nebraska star Ndamukong Suh has agreed on terms of a contract with the Detroit Lions that guarantees him $40 million, reports colleague Adam Schefter.
- Iowa State transfer Cameron Bell, a bruising 245-pound running back, won't suit up against his former team when the Cyclones open their season against Northern Illinois.