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Mizzou basketball player Jeremiah Tilmon issued summons for underage drinking

Jeremiah Tilmon, a current member the the Missouri basketball team, is shown during an East St. Louis game earlier this year.
Jeremiah Tilmon, a current member the the Missouri basketball team, is shown during an East St. Louis game earlier this year. tvizer@bnd.com

Missouri freshman basketball player Jeremiah Tilmon was arrested Friday morning for possession of alcohol by a minor and released on summons, according to University of Missouri Police.

According to Maj. Brian Weimer, Tilmon was pulled over on Tiger Avenue, just south of Hospital Drive at 1:42 a.m. Friday for failing to stay in a single lane. Upon approaching Tilmon, an officer smelled alcohol inside Tilmon’s vehicle and gave him a sobriety test.

Weimer said Tilmon was above the threshold of “zero tolerance” but under the limit of driving while intoxicated. Under Missouri law, persons under 21 years of age can be cited for minor in possession if they are visibly intoxicated. Possession of alcohol by a minor is a Class D misdemeanor for a first offense.

“The Mizzou Men’s Basketball program and head coach Cuonzo Martin are aware of the incident, and the matter will be handled internally,” said Patrick Crawford, assistant director of strategic communications for the Missouri men’s basketball team.

Tilmon, a top-100 recruit in the Class of 2017 from East St. Louis, Ill., signed with the Tigers in May.

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