Gophers place-kicker arrested for suspicion of drunken driving; coach denies knowledge

Police arrested Gopher football player Mike Albert Sept. 24 for alleged drunken driving
Albert, a 24-year-old junior place-kicker from Buseck, Germany, hasn’t been charged, but is scheduled to appear in Hennepin County District Court this Friday.
According to court records, Albert is accused of three misdemeanor counts of driving under the influence, with a blood alcohol content of more than 0.10.
Minnesota coach Glen Mason said he didn’t know about Albert’s arrest when asked Wednesday afternoon following practice.
“I don’t know anything about it,” Mason said. “I’m not going to answer something if I don’t know anything about it. Really, I don’t.”
Albert said he hadn’t talked about the incident with the football coaches and had no additional comment.
Albert had been the Gophers’ lone kickoff specialist for the first four games before splitting time with sophomore Dan Nystrom last Saturday against Illinois.
— John R. Carter