The Missouri Tigers haven’t had a ton of luck over the last few months and on Wednesday, things got a whole lot tougher. It was reported that defensive linemen Harold Brantley and Walter Brady were no longer on the roster with the Tigers.
Dave Matter of the St. Louis Post-Dispatch took to Twitter and reported that the pair of players had been dismissed from the team.
Brantley’s exit was due to academic issues, while Brady’s was because of a violation of team rules.
Missouri confirms DL Harold Brantley (failed to fulfill academic expectations) & Walter Brady (violation of rules) no longer with the team
— Dave Matter (@Dave_Matter) August 3, 2016
Brantley missed the 2015 season after a life-threatening car accident and that was a huge blow for the team. He was expected to make a big impact after he recorded seven tackles for loss and five sacks in his sophomore season in 2014.
Brady’s dismissal is also a huge blow for the Tigers. In 2015, he stepped up for Brantley’s absence by recording 12 tackles for loss and seven sacks during his true freshman year.
The Tigers will now have to adjust for when they face off against West Virginia, one of the best offensive lines in the country, to open the 2016 season.
*Featured Photo (above) credit to Twitter/@MizzouFootball