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Students react to Pinkel’s DWI

Students react to Pinkels DWI

Boone County Sheriff’s Office records show that deputies pulled University of Missouri-Columbia head football coach, Gary Pinkel, over last night in Columbia, Mo. They arrested him on suspicion of driving while intoxicated.
He was released from the Boone County Jail after posting a $500 bond.
“I got the text [about this] during math this morning from my mom,” junior Nicholas Godas said. “I was just kind of shocked because his big motto is, ‘think smart, be smart.’”
Students were sad and shocked to hear about the event because of Pinkel’s avidness against drunk driving.
“I thought it was funny because he’s a type of coach who always preaches about respect and being a responsible adult,” senior Kenneth James said. “Then he turns around and gets a DWI.”
Godas, however, thinks Pinkel shouldn’t be punished too severely for what he did. He recalls the time Tony La Russa received a DWI before an away game in Florida in 2007.
“When you walk into the locker room  it has a big chart of ‘respect women, respect your teammates,’” Godas said. “With a game coming up in two days, I thought it was really dumb for him to do something like that. He’s still a good coach. Tony Laruso had a DWI, three or four years ago, and he won a world series this year. He made one dumb mistake; as long as he still makes plays on the field then it should be all good.”
For more on La Russa’s DWI, go to
By Parker Sutherland

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    Hagar Gov-AriNov 18, 2011 at 10:17 am

    I felt that the quote at the end was a little lengthy… try shortening it a little to get the point across?

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    AGhoshNov 18, 2011 at 10:17 am

    If he seems truly repentant from this, I don’t see any reason to fire him. Even though he did seriously screw up here, and DUI is an extremely serious and dangerous thing, there’s something to be said to owning up for your mistakes and trying to live past them. I say he should have a second chance.

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    Brittany CornelisonNov 18, 2011 at 10:14 am

    Pinkle was a part of the Arrive Alive campaign, this goes against everything he said. I think he deserves this suspension.

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    Jackson DubinskiNov 18, 2011 at 10:10 am

    this is a good story, the quotes are nice

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    Omar TaranissiNov 18, 2011 at 7:23 am