Mizzou suspends QB Maty Mauk after video of alleged drug use

Dr. Saturday

Missouri quarterback Maty Mauk has been suspended after a video of him allegedly snorting a white powder surfaced on the Internet.

Athletics director Mack Rhoades and football coach Barry Odom issued a joint statement saying they were investigating the video.

“We are currently gathering information regarding the video in question,” the statement read. “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.”

Late Monday night, a Twitter user with the handle @Ray56King posted a video of a man, who looks distinctly like Mauk, snorting a line of white powder off the table. Most of the line remains intact. The subject of the video stands up from the table, rubs his nose and yells before looking at the camera.

This is the third time in four months Mauk has been suspended from the Tigers. He was suspended four games during the 2015 season for violating an unspecified team rule. After being reinstated, he was suspended for the final four games of the season for violating another team rule.

Coach Barry Odom reinstated Mauk following his hire in December and expected him to compete with Drew Lock for the starting role in the spring.

Mauk was Missouri’s starting quarterback in 2014 and through the first four games of 2015 before being suspended.

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