Missouri suspends QB Maty Mauk as it investigates video

Missouri quarterback Maty Mauk is in hot water once again, drawing his third suspension in four months.

The school announced an indefinite suspension for Mauk as it investigates a video posted to Twitter on Monday. The tweet mentions Mauk by name and the accompanying video shows a man snorting a white, powdery substance.

Missouri athletics director Mack Rhoades and head coach Barry Odom released a joint statement announcing the suspension.

"We are currently gathering information regarding the video in question," they stated, per the St. Louis Post-Dispatch. "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."

A Missouri player told The Post-Dispatch that the video is two years old. The player said Mauk has "been really turning things around" since the end of the 2015 season and "has been clean for a while," per the report. Missouri wide receiver Keyon Dilosa echoed the comment in a tweet.

Mauk was suspended in September for violating unspecified team rules. He was briefly reinstated before receiving another suspension in November for undisclosed reasons. Odom reinstated Mauk in December after he was hired to replace Gary Pinkel as head coach.

The Post-Dispatch reported Mauk's September suspension was related to a failed drug test that had been administered after the team suspected he had been using drugs.

Offensive lineman Connor McGovern, a former Missouri teammate of Mauk's who is competing this week at the Reese's Senior Bowl, said Mauk "doesn't make the best decisions all the time."

"He's got some things to fix that are bigger than football," McGovern told the website SEC Country on Tuesday. "He needs to work on that, and he will. He's a smart kid. He just kinda needs to change some of his decisions."

Mauk started four games last season after becoming the team's full-time starter heading into the 2014 season.

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