Pachall won't play football in 2012, and will try and seek help with drug and alcohol addiction. Patterson said the door will be open for Pachall to return in the future.
Patterson said he met with Pachall and his parents earlier this week. The coach also met with the university's chancellor and athletic director on Sunday.
Patterson said Pachall may already be at the facility, less than a week after being arrested on suspicion of driving while intoxicated.
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