The Maty Mauk saga at Missouri has taken quite a few twists and turns.
Get ready for another.
One of Mauk’s teammates told the St. Louis Post-Dispatch’s Dave Matter that a video showing a person seemingly snorting a line of white powder is two years old. The Post-Dispatch identified that person as Mauk, and his teammate told the website on Tuesday that the quarterback has since cleaned up his apparent drug problem.
“(Mauk has) been really turning things around,” the teammate who asked not to be identified said. “(He) has been clean for a while.”
The nine-second video posted on Twitter showed a male — presumably Mauk, according to Matter — bent over taking in a fragment of a line of white powder. After rubbing his nose, the male smiled into the camera.
Late Monday night, after the video surfaced, Missouri suspended Mauk indefinitely.
First-year Missouri coach Barry Odom and athletic director Mack Rhoades released a joint statement indicating the university was gathering more information regarding the video in order to make a proper decision on the matter.
Mauk’s suspension from the team was his third since the start of the 2015 season. The quarterback was suspended back in September for violating team policies, then was issued a second in October for a dispute outside a Columbia, Mo., bar that kept him out for the remainder of the year.
Mauk was reinstated by Odom in late December.
Rising sophomore wide receiver Keyon Dilosa later tweeted out a similar statement Tuesday saying, “That video is from 2 years ago. Everyone has made a mistake before somebody just felt like it’d be cool to ruin his life…He’s been clean.”
He followed up that tweet with a longer response to the video, which you can read below:
That is all pic.twitter.com/YtKfGbhpNI
— Keyon++ (@KeyonXX15) January 26, 2016