A day after he was reportedly arrested after failing to appear in court for a speeding ticket, Missouri defensive end Nate Howard on Thursday tweeted a message that seemed to indicate he is leaving the Tigers program.
Once a Tiger Always a Tiger! 🙏🏾farewell Mizzou Nation!🐯
— 88 (@Nate_Howard_) August 17, 2017
The ticket for misdemeanor speeding was issued on March 28 and Howard’s arraignment was scheduled for Aug. 10, the St. Louis Post-Dispatch reported. Howard neither paid the ticket nor appeared in court, the Post-Dispatch reported, citing online court documents.
Howard had already been suspended in June after he was charged with suspicion of possession of a controlled substance and marijuana possession. He was charged with a Class D felony for possession of a controlled substance.
Update: The University of Missouri has officially announced that Howard has been dismissed from the football program.