Quarterback Casey Pachall was suspended indefinitely Thursday, hours after he was arrested on suspicion of driving while intoxicated – his second brush with trouble this year and one that clouds the 15th-ranked Horned Frogs’ push for a Big 12 title.
Coach Gary Patterson announced the suspension, saying his quarterback “obviously needs help.”
The 21-year-old Pachall was arrested just after midnight when he was pulled over after running a stop sign, police Sgt. Pedro Criado said. Pachall’s blood-alcohol level was above the legal limit of 0.08 percent, Criado said, declining to provide specifics.
MISSOURI: Wide receiver Dorial Green-Beckham and two teammates have been suspended for Saturday’s home game against Vanderbilt after they were arrested by campus police for allegedly smoking marijuana near the school’s football stadium.
Two other players in the SUV driven by Green-Beckham were also suspended by coach Gary Pinkel, though they were not arrested. All are freshmen.
University police said Thursday that Green-Beckham, linebacker Torey Boozer and wide receiver Levi Copelin were sitting in a white Lincoln Navigator in a parking lot near Memorial Stadium shortly before midnight when a patrol officer approached and smelled marijuana. Green-Beckham was the driver, Capt. Brian Weimer said.
BOWL NAME CHANGE: The New Year’s Day bowl game at the Cotton Bowl has a new sponsor.
The Heart of Dallas Bowl will debut Jan. 1 with teams from the Big 12 and Big Ten.
The Dallas-based nonprofit was announced Thursday as the sponsor replacement for TicketCity.