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The downward spiral of Mizzou quarterback Maty Mauk‘s career continues.
On Monday night, a video surfaced on Twitter showing someone who almost completely resembles Mauk, snorting a line of white powder.
A joint statement was released not too long after from both new football coach Barry Odom and Mizzou athletics director Mack Rhoades regarding the video, which was under ten seconds long:
“We are currently gathering information regarding the video in question. This is an issue we take very seriously and one that will not be tolerated within our program. We will take the appropriate actions once we have all the facts. In the interim, Maty Mauk has been indefinitely suspended for the Mizzou football program.”
This is the third time in less than 10 months that Mauk has been suspended by the Mizzou football program due to off-field issues. First, he was suspended for four games during the 2015 season for a violation of undisclosed team rules, and the last four games of the regular season. In his place, freshman quarterback Drew Lock had taken his place at the starting quarterback role.
Odom had stated in the past that he expects Mauk and Lock to compete for the starting spot for the struggling Tigers football program. It was Odom who reinstated Mauk in December of last year and cleared him to rejoin team activities, following the impending retirement of former coach Gary Pinkel.
While official confirmation from Mizzou has not been made on if Mauk is the one in the video, he is already on thin ice with the program, and if found to be the one featured, could lead to the ice being shattered between himself and the Mizzou Tigers.
The following is a link to the controversial video in question: