Missouri quarterback Blaine Dalton was arrested late Thursday night on suspicion of possession of a controlled substance.
According to columbiamissourian.com, Dalton was arrested at 11:07 p.m. and bail was set at $4,500. Dalton reportedly posted bail by 2:40 a.m. on Friday morning.
Sources close to the situation are now saying that Dalton was arrested for an underage liquor violation along with the possession of a controlled substance.
Dalton, who was a senior this year at Blue Springs South high school near Kansas City, graduated early so he could enroll at MU and participate in spring practices. He was a 3 star recruit according to rivals.com and is considered by many to be Missouri’s starting quarterback after Blaine Gabbert leaves. Dalton was one of two quarterbacks signed in Mizzou’s 2009 recruiting class, the other being Ashton Glaser.
ESPN.com’s recruiting evaluation called Dalton, “A competitive, fundamentally sound scapper who measures up as some sort of a hybrid between Chase Daniel and Todd Reesing. His production and athleticism stand out…”
The MU athletic department said Friday that Dalton’s arrest is being handled internally and that he has been suspended from the team indefinitely.