Missouri player Jeremiah Tilmon gets alcohol citation

Police Capt. Brian Weimer said Tilmon was pulled over early Friday for a traffic violation and the officer smelled alcohol.

COLUMBIA, MO. (AP) - University of Missouri police said freshman basketball player Jeremiah Tilmon was arrested for possession of alcohol by a minor and released after being given a summons.

Police Capt. Brian Weimer said Tilmon was pulled over early Friday for a traffic violation and the officer smelled alcohol.

Weimer said Tilmon was given a sobriety test and registered above the threshold of "zero tolerance" but under the limit for driving while intoxicated. Missouri law allows people under 21 to be cited for minor in possession if they are visibly intoxicated.

Patrick Crawford, a spokesman for the men's basketball team, says coach Cuonzo Martin was aware of the incident and it will be handled internally.

Tilmon, an incoming freshman from East St. Louis, Illinois, signed with the Tigers in May.

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