Missouri quarterback Maty Mauk has had a lot of trouble with off-field issues for the last year. He was suspended four games in the early part of the 2015 season for a violation of team rules and then again for the rest of the season a week after his reinstatement.
He was suspended indefinitely, the third time in four months, on Monday when a video of him apparently snorting an unidentified substance surfaced and went viral on Twitter. The school just released a statement saying that Mauk had been dismissed from the team.
“I met with Maty Mauk this morning and informed him of my decision to permanently dismiss him from the football program,” new head coach Barry Odom said in the statement. “When I met with Maty back in December, I wanted to give him an opportunity for a fresh start, but I also made it very clear what our expectations would be moving forward. After gathering information and speaking with a number of individuals this week, it is clear Maty has failed to live up to those expectations by violating team rules in recent weeks.
This is certainly a sad situation for the quarterback with a once-promising career. He took over for James Franklin in his freshman season in 2013 and performed very well. In 2014, he threw for 2,648 yards and 25 touchdowns against 13 interceptions, while rushing for 373 yards and two scores while leading the Tigers to back-to-back SEC East titles.
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