Mizzou's Parker arrested for failure to appear in court

Dave Matter
St. Louis Post-Dispatch
Missouri tight end Daniel Parker Jr. (82), a Blue Springs High School graduate, was arrested earlier this week for failure to appear in court on a traffic violation.

Missouri senior tight end Daniel Parker Jr. was arrested by Columbia police on Wednesday for failing to appear in court for a speeding ticket issued last fall.

Parker, a Blue Springs High School graduate, was already serving a two-year probation term for a 2019 misdemeanor traffic violation for operating a vehicle in a careless and imprudent manner, according to online court records.

Daniel Parker Jr.

Last October, Parker was cited for exceeding the speed limit by 20-25 mph by Columbia police and did not attend scheduled court appearances in January and March, leading to a warrant for his arrest. The warrant was served Wednesday and Parker posted bond for $232. Failure to appear in court is considered a Class A misdemeanor if the matter involves a misdemeanor violation. Under the terms of Parker's probation, Boone County court ordered that he not violate any laws for two years and report to the court any arrest or summons within 48 hours.

A team spokesman said Mizzou was aware of Parker's situation and handling the matter internally. Parker has 29 career catches for 240 yards in three seasons at Mizzou.