LBS- Missouri football coach Barry Odom announced on Thursday that quarterback Maty Mauk has been dismissed from the program. However, Mauk’s dismissal supposedly has nothing to do with a video that recently surfaced on social media that appeared to show him snorting cocaine.
Odom said that Mauk has been kicked off the team for “violating team rules.”
“I met with Maty Mauk this morning and informed him of my decision to permanently dismiss him from the football program,” Odom wrote in a statement, per Graham Watson of Dr. Saturday. “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,” the statement said. “However, Maty’s failure to live up to expectations in recent weeks was the reason for this decision.”
Cold. Blooded. That's some spiteful shit right there. SEC-ya later. They could have at least given Maty Mauk peace of mind by dismissing him strictly for getting busted snorting what appeared to be 20% of a rail of coke. Nope. They went with the classic "violation of team rules". They basically said "if we really thought you could help us win then we would explain away the narcotics, but we don't so we are going to use them to rationalize a decision that was pretty much already made". This is like when you want to break up with a girl, but you're too much of a pussy to do it. Then one day she admits to something small like drunkenly kissing another guy, and you use it as a justification to finally dump her ass. Except in that scenario you typically let her leave thinking it was her fault instead of yelling "I have been dying to do this for months!" as she walks out the door. Missouri football isn't just a shitty boyfriend, they are a downright vengeful ex-boyfriend. They don't just want to win the breakup, they want to cause Maty Mauk as much pain as possible as he loses it. Nothing worse then hearing "we didn't have to ruin your college career, we wanted to". How bad of a college quarterback do you have to for a university to be more pissed about your "failure to live up to expectations" than your failure to blow lines behind closed doors? That's a question that only Maty Mauk can answer.