The Missouri football program may have taken a hit along the defensive line on Wednesday night; we know at least one of it’s members did. Tigers defensive end Nate Howard was arrested by campus police for marijuana possession, possession of a controlled substance, and driving without vehicle registration.
Yahoo! Sports reported that Howard’s bail for the marijuana charge and the registration was set at $500.
Bail for the controlled substance was set at $4,500.
The arrest comes at a bad time for Howard. He figured to be a starter along the defensive line at Missouri the upcoming season. A team suspension will likely follow, which would cost him significant playing time, and possibly his starting job when he returns.
For Howard, it could be the loss of a huge opportunity.
Missouri has had a penchant for cranking out NFL ready defensive lineman lately. In the 2017 NFL Draft, the Miami Dolphins selected Charles Harris out of Mizzou in the first round.
He’d worked his way into increased reps as time went on, and likely undid a lot of that work in one night. As a freshman, Howard registered 12 tackles. He appeared in four games as a sophomore.