Missouri has dismissed sophomore running back Trevon Walters, head coach Barry Odom announced after practice Monday.
#Mizzou RB Trevon Walters has been dismissed from the team, per Barry Odom. Was arrested last Friday.
— Alec Lewis (@alec_lewis) August 15, 2016
Odom indefinitely suspended Walters after he was arrested for allegedly stealing and fraudulently using a debit card. Per a police report obtained by the Kansas City Star, the incident occurred the night of July 17 and was reported the next day.
Walters reportedly turned himself in Friday, was booked in jail and posted a bail of $5,500.
Odom, re: Walters: "I wish him the best. I want him to rebound from this. I hope that he will."
— Blake Toppmeyer (@btoppmeyer) August 15, 2016
Walters entered Missouri as a 3-star recruit, per 247 Sports. He redshirted his first year and missed all of 2015 after undergoing ACL surgery. It was going to be hard for him to find carries this year, too. Walters was one of six (now five) scholarship running backs for the Tigers, including last season’s leading rusher, junior Ish Witter. The Tigers also added 4-star junior college transfer Nate Strong, who is expected to split carries with Witter.
This dismissal comes less than two weeks after the last players were sent packing from the Missouri program. The school announced Aug. 3 that junior defensive tackle Harold Brantley and sophomore defensive end Walter Brady were no longer with the team. Brantley, an honorable mention All-SEC pick in 2014 but didn’t play in 2015 after a car crash, was dismissed for academic reasons. Brady, who recorded seven sacks and 12.5 tackles for loss in 2015, violated team rules.