Missouri’s Maty Mauk welcomed back “with open arms” by teammates
Missouri’s Maty Mauk was reinstated to the program Sunday night, but there is one more obstacle the quarterback must overcome.
Mauk plans to speak with his teammates and apologize for his actions, which earned him a four-game suspension from the program in which the Tigers went 1-3.
Pinkel says Mauk asked Pinkel to speak with and apologize to the team today.
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“That’s really great of him to do that,” Missouri coach Gary Pinkel said on the SEC coaches teleconference Wednesday. “He’s excited to be back.”
Pinkel did not indicate what, if any, disciplinary measures Mauk would be subjected to. He also did not reveal whether Mauk would start for Mizzou for its next game Nov. 5 against Mississippi State. That decision will be reserved for next week following the Tigers’ open date.
Pinkel only revealed Mauk is back with the team, and his teammates are glad for him to be back.
“Maty’s back with the team [and was] welcomed with open arms,” Pinkel said. “At the end of the day, what I teach our kids [is] there’s no excuses for anything. We still have a responsibility to win games.”