Missouri released the briefest of statements late Friday morning, saying the former Blue Springs South quarterback had been dismissed, effective immediately, “due to a violation of team conduct policies.”
The Columbia Tribune, citing an informed source, said Dalton was arrested for drunken driving by University of Missouri police around 1:30 a.m.
“I can’t answer anything else right now,” Dalton told The Star, although he did not deny the DUI report. “Maybe later.”
Bogdon Susan, a Columbia attorney who was to meet with Dalton at 2 p.m. on Friday, indicated he could not provide any details prior to that meeting.
Susan represented Dalton in a previous arrest, for possession of unopened can of beer and two misdemeanor traffic violations. One for failure to stay on the right half of the road at all times and the other for failure to register his car in Boone County.
Originally, when pulled over in Columbia on April 30, Dalton was charged with having pain pills in his car that had been prescribed for a friend.