Although Saturday’s game against Syracuse won’t affect Missouri’s SEC record, the Tigers are still working toward bowl eligibility. And it appears the effort to get to six wins has taken a big blow.
According to multiple reports, including the Columbia Tribune and PowerMizzou.com, defensive tackle Sheldon Richardson has been suspended for Saturday’s game against the Orange. KOMU-TV is reporting that the suspension is academic-related. Mizzou has declined to comment on the matter so far.
Richardson is tied for first on the team with 70 tackles and has four sacks.
Syracuse is coming off a stunning upset of previously undefeated Louisville. Mizzou ends the season against ninth-ranked Texas A&M.