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WVU Offensive Lineman Pulled From Overturned Car, Charged With DUI

Adam Pankey of West Virginia has put his final season as a Mountaineer in jeopardy by allegedly drinking and driving.

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There are always indicators that it is the off-season for college football. Two sure-fire signs are one, that much of the country is stuck in triple-digit temperatures, and two, college football players are getting in trouble with the law.

Unfortunately, West Virginia’s Adam Pankey was the latest Big 12er to fall into latter. The fifth-year senior was arrested early Sunday morning and charged with a DUI. Police in Morgantown had to pull Pankey, who sustained only minor injuries, from his overturned car on Sunday morning. He was taken into custody, charged and later released on bond.

“I have been made aware of the situation and am gathering the facts at this time. When all the facts are in, I will take appropriate action.”, Head coach Dana Holgerson said of his first-teamer.

Pankey started in 12 of 13 games last year and the one missed start was due to injury. In 2014 he started in all 13 games. Not surprisingly, he also started at left guard on the first-team in last Saturday’s scrimmage. Football, however, is the last thing on the Mountaineer’s mind when it pertains to the long-time O-lineman.

With the 2016 season only weeks away, it’s safe to say this is the last thing any head coach would want to deal with; especially from a seasoned, veteran player like Pankey.

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