After a video surfaced this week of former Missouri quarterback Maty Mauk appearing to snort an illicit drug, he was informed today that he would no longer be a part of the program.
Mauk had previously been suspended twice already during the 2015 regular season for unnamed reasons although speculation had been running rampant that drugs could be involved. Mauk went 17-5 in his career as a starter and helped lead Mizzou to back-to-back SEC East championships. Mauk wrote this letter following his dismissal:
Mizzou head coach Barry Odom had the following to say with regards to Mauk’s dismissal:
“I met with Maty Mauk this morning and informed him of my decision to permanently dismiss him from the football program. 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.
As for the video appearing on social media this week, it is concerning, but we believe it is from a long time ago. However, Maty’s failure to live up to expectations in recent weeks was the reason for this decision.
We believe it is in his best interest to focus on his personal life and his academic career at this time. We remain committed to helping him work through the challenges and earn his degree. Our hope is that he will grow from this and we wish him the very best in his future endeavors.”
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