Blaine Dalton dismissed from team

Blaine Dalton

Blaine Dalton

Missouri freshman quarterback Blaine Dalton, 18, has officially been dismissed from the football team the University announced Monday.

In a statement released by the University, the official reason is for, “a violation of team conduct policies.”

According to Gabe DeArmond of powermizzou.com, Dalton was arrested at 1:26 a.m. Friday on suspicion of driving while intoxicated.  According to Dave Matter of the Columbia Daily Tribune, Dalton failed a field sobriety test and a breathalyzer at 1:16 a.m. on Missouri’s campus.

This is not the first time the quarterback has been in trouble with the law.  On April 30th Dalton was arrested and later pleaded guilty to a charge of a minor in possession of a can of beer and two misdemeanor traffic violations.  Police also found prescription painkillers in his car, but those charges were dropped.  (To see the article on Dalton’s first arrest click here: https://missouricolumns.wordpress.com/2009/05/01/dalton-arrested/ )

Dalton, a former standout at Blue Springs South High School was competing to be the Tigers second string quarterback behind sophomore Blaine Gabbert.  In yesterday’s scrimmage however, he was outplayed by other reserve quarterbacks Jimmy Costello and Ashton Glaser.

The University and the athletic department will have no further comment on Dalton’s dismissal.

-MG

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