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Scooter incident leads to arrest of Mizzou QB

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Somehow, and I can’t quite put my finger on why, this feels beyond appropriate.

Missouri has had no shortage of quarterback issues this offseason, from James Franklin‘s shoulder surgery to Corbin Berkstresser‘s traffic incident and Ashton Glaser’s transfer. Might as well add one more just days before the first college football weekend.

Per Dave Matter of the Columbia Tribune, freshman Maty Mauk (not pictured) was arrested early Thursday morning on suspicion of four misdemeanor charges related to leaving an accident.

On a scooter. Carrying two female passengers*. Allegedly.

From the Tribune:

At 12:17 a.m. MU police spotted Mauk make contact with two vehicles while driving his scooter east on Kentucky Blvd. — with two female passengers on board. Officers attempted to pull Mauk over, but he drove away, turning south on Curtis Ave. and also ran a stop sign, according to the incident report. The officers later found the scooter abandoned between two cars in a parking lot.

Through their investigation, the officers contacted Mauk and he turned himself into MU police headquarters at 11:18 a.m. and was arrested on suspicion of four misdemeanor charges: leaving the scene of a motor vehicle accident, resisting arrest by fleeing a vehicle, operating a vehicle in a reckless manner and failure to observe a traffic control device.

Mauk posted $1,000 bond and has been released. A Mizzou spokesperson said the school is aware of the situation and has no comment at this time.

The freshman from Ohio is the Tigers’ third-string quarterback. Mizzou opens up the season Saturday against Southeastern Louisiana.

(*nice, bro!) 

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13 Responses to “Scooter incident leads to arrest of Mizzou QB”
  1. tuckfexas says: Aug 30, 2012 5:21 PM

    Typical MUtard. At least he appears to have been able to ditch the meth before he got busted.

  2. sportsdrenched says: Aug 30, 2012 5:43 PM

    This story is all kinds of awesome.

  3. vols84 says: Aug 30, 2012 5:44 PM

    Welcome to the SEC…and the barrage of trouble that comes along with the responsibility of being in the Big Boy Ball League. Your starting to fit right in, Mizzou.

  4. sportsdrenched says: Aug 30, 2012 5:57 PM

    This young man is showing lots of potential.

    -Bobby Petrino

  5. seanb20124 says: Aug 30, 2012 6:12 PM

    At least by fleeing he avoided the DWI

  6. pricecube says: Aug 30, 2012 6:22 PM

    He should know better. One should always wear a clown mask when doing this kind of thing.

  7. phillyphann83 says: Aug 30, 2012 6:39 PM

    I agree, this is kind of awesome. On another note, what does that say for university cops that they got out ran and out maneuvered by a scooter. hahaha they should be fired for making Paul Blartt look look like Judge Dredd.

  8. smilelikechicago says: Aug 30, 2012 6:45 PM

    I am impressed with his scrambling abilities.(c:

  9. secrules says: Aug 30, 2012 6:51 PM

    I agree with pricecube! If not a clown mask, one of O.J. Simpson (oh wait, they are one in the same).

  10. cowbulls says: Aug 30, 2012 7:44 PM

    My guess is he dodged a DUI and a pot charge by his effective scramble and quick thinking on either his part or the two females.

  11. manchestermiracle says: Aug 30, 2012 9:13 PM

    Poor decisions by a pampered football player are understandable. The comments on here justifying/cheering on those actions are pretty immature and indefensible. Oh, and the girls showed rather poor judgment as well.

  12. smilelikechicago says: Aug 30, 2012 11:29 PM

    Justifying/cheering on…..???? I look for a tongue-in-cheek or some level of sarcasm, but, no, there is no cheap shot like we made that might make an athlete think twice before making poor judgements.
    I do something stupid and I am ridiculed; is this guy special? I’m not really a Missouri fan. I could just let their players self-destruct.

  13. woebegong says: Aug 31, 2012 6:21 AM

    Missouri had better confine their team to the campus and walk through’s leading up to the Georgia game or they will not have enough players to field a team with the injuries and off field problems they seem to attract lately. This scooter incident shows that kid is not very mature to say the least.

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