Missouri Coach Barry Odom Discusses Trevon Walters' Dismissal

Missouri dismissed running back Trevon Walters after he was arrested last week.

The news about Missouri Tigers running back Trevon Walters’ Friday arrest broke the following morning when the Tigers were preparing to hold their first scrimmage of the season. 

Mizzou coach Barry Odom didn’t have a chance to speak publicly about Walters until the conclusion of Monday’s evening practice. 

“I met with Trevon this morning and due to team rules, team policies, he’s been dismissed from the program,” Odom said. “I wish him the best, I want him to rebound from this and I hope that he will.”

A 5-foot-10, 200-pound redshirt sophomore, Walters redshirted as a true freshman in 2014 and then missed the 2015 season after tearing his ACL during spring practice. 

Walters, who recorded back-to-back 1,000-yard rushing seasons in high school in Florida, was able to get healthy and compete in the spring but then ran into trouble early in fall camp. 

The running back was arrested on Friday on one count of stealing, which is a felony, and two counts of fraudulent use of a credit or debit card, which are both misdemeanors.

Walters’ dismissal followed the news that starting defensive end Walter Brady was dismissed on the eve of training camp because of violation of team rules and defensive tackle Harold Brantley would not return to the team because of academic issues. 

Losing Walters doesn’t hurt the Tigers’ depth at running back too much because the team signed three running backs in their most recent recruiting class — Oklahoma graduate transfer Alex Ross, JUCO transfer Natereace Strong and high school signee Damarea Crockett. All three players look like they will contribute during the 2016 season. 

Those three players are joined by returning starter Ish Witter, a junior, and redshirt freshman Ryan Williams


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