Missouri linebacker Chad Bailey was arrested early Sunday on suspicion of driving while intoxicated and subsequently was suspended by the school.
Police in Columbia, Mo., booked Bailey at 2:46 a.m. Sunday. The 23-year-old was released on $500 bond, according to online records from the Boone County (Mo.) Sheriff’s Department.
Missouri coach Eli Drinkwitz told the St. Louis Post-Dispatch that Bailey had been suspended.
“We are aware of the situation involving Chad Bailey,” Drinkwitz said. “He’s been suspended according to Department of Athletics policy. We have high expectations for all of our student-athletes, on and off the field, and we will follow all departmental and campus policies.”
The Post-Dispatch said police records showed Bailey was pulled over for an expired license plate and lane violation. After a field sobriety test, he was arrested.
Bailey, a defensive captain last season, was set to return to Missouri this fall as a sixth-year senior. Last season, he started 11 games and recorded 57 tackles (8.5 for loss) and 2.5 sacks. He has appeared in 43 games with the Tigers since joining them in 2018.