DALLAS — TCU 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 near TCU’s Fort Worth campus, police Sgt. Pedro Criado said. Pachall’s blood-alcohol level was above the legal limit of 0.08 percent, Criado said. Pachall’s arrest came eight months after he admitted to police that he smoked marijuana and failed a drug test just two weeks before his roommate was arrested in a drug sting operation.
Missouri players arrested
COLUMBIA, Mo. — 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 on drug charges.
Two other players were also suspended, though they were not arrested. University police say Green-Beckham, Torey Boozer and Levi Copelin were sitting in Green-Beckham’s white Lincoln Navigator in a parking lot near Memorial Stadium shortly before midnight when a patrol officer approached and smelled marijuana.
Each was arrested on a misdemeanor charge of possession of 35 grams or less of marijuana and released with a summons to appear in court next month.
A team spokesman said the players will miss at least one game. So will Harold Brantley and Brandon Holifield, who were in the car but not arrested.