Missouri suspends two players following drug paraphernalia charges

The entire Missouri athletics program seems to have a problem with their players and drugs. In January, the football team dismissed quarterback Maty Mauk after a video of him snorting a substance surfaced.

Now, the basketball program has a problem on their hands. According to College Basketball Talk, the Tigers have suspended Jakeenan Gant and Russell Woods after their arrest for drug paraphernalia charges.

“Student-athletes Jakeenan Gant and Russell Woods were notified earlier today they have been suspended for tomorrow’s game at Alabama, per athletic department policy,” the school said in a statement. “Their status with the program will be reevaluated next week.”

The charges stem from a January 15th raid on their apartment. Police raided it after one of their roommates, with whom they were randomly assigned, was connected to a December 9th robbery, and found two “marijuana smoking devices.”

What a tough way to get caught smoking marijuana for the two players. Gant hadn’t seen much time this season, while Woods was averaging 3.5 point and 3.1 rebounds per game.

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