COLUMBIA, MO (KTVI) – A defensive lineman for the University of Missouri was arrested for marijuana possession Wednesday. Terry Beckner Jr., of East St. Louis was pulled over last night for a traffic offense.
University of Missouri Police tell FOX 2 that an officer saw Beckner drive his 2012 Chrysler 300 with the headlights off at around 9:30pm near the intersection of Conley and Missouri Avenue. The officer noticed a strong odor of marijuana coming from the vehicle. Police found a Ziploc bag with marijuana in the car.
Beckner was arrested processed by University of Missouri police. He was released on a summons for possession of under 35 grams of marijuana.
Head Coach Barry Odom released this statement:
“I’m disappointed to learn of Terry’s actions. We take this very seriously and in line with our department policies, Terry has been indefinitely suspended and will face team disciplinary measures. I don’t want this incident to be viewed as a representation of our athletic department or football program, but we certainly understand the impact one poor decision can have. While this behavior is not acceptable, this is a very challenging societal issue that is dealt with everywhere on a daily basis, and we will use this as a learning opportunity for Terry and our program.”