Missouri Tigers' Maty Mauk dismissed from team after a string of serious suspensions
Jan 29, 2016 09:32 AM EST
The Missouri Tigers dismissed Maty Mauk from the team last Thursday after a string of suspensions and not living up to expectations.
Maty Mauk, a 6-foot and 200 lbs. redshirt from Ohio, was suspended indefinitely. This is his third suspension in four months. The Kansas City Star revealed that the school was investigating a video uploaded to Twitter that had a person, believed to be Mauk, snorting a white powdery substance off a coffee table. The video has since been removed from Twitter.
Mike Mauk, father of the dismissed quarterback, claims the video was taken 2 years ago, but it did not deter Missouri University's athletic department from launching an investigation on the younger Mauk's activity.
Mauk was first suspended for four games on September 29 of last year. Sources claim that the suspension came from a failed drug test.
No sooner was the quarterback reinstated last October 25 when outgoing coach Gary Pinkel suspended him again. This time he was suspended for the rest of the season due to a confrontation at a Columbia bar.
Despite the suspension for the final eight games of the season, Tiger's new coach Barry Odom, reinstated Mauk.
According to reports from ESPN, Odom claims that the quarterback's subsequent dismissal after being reinstated had nothing to do with the video. He was on the same page with Mauk's father that the video was from a long time ago.
The new head coach said that based on the information gathered and people spoken to, it was clear that Mauk failed to live up to expectations.
Odom said on Thursday that Mauk should focus on his personal life and that he and the school remains committed to assist him in any way, especially in earning his degree.
The Guardian states that with Mauk gone, the new coach faces an uphill battle as the Tigers' offense was among the worst in the country, scoring in single digits in five of the last seven games.
Maty Mauk, the dismissed quarterback for the Missouri Tigers, made an official statement saying he never intended for any harm to befall on the University or the football program. In closing, he promised to make himself the best as he can be.