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Mizzou’s leading tackler reportedly suspended for Syracuse game

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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, 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.

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3 Responses to “Mizzou’s leading tackler reportedly suspended for Syracuse game”
  1. missouriman4ever says: Nov 15, 2012 11:20 PM

    Our defense is still plenty solid but this hurts. He is the front line player every team would kill to have. Get your grades up Sheldon, your team needs you. At least it wasn’t a drug related problem.

  2. kcrobert10 says: Nov 16, 2012 12:33 PM

    He hasn’t been going to class and skipped out on team assignments. Great player great motor but if doesn’t think NFL teams won’t look down on this and down grade his draft status he is dreaming. He might of just cost himself a lot of money by falling into the 2nd round or further. Last they won’t need him to beat Syracuse I belive which mean bowl eligibility 8 yrs in a row.

  3. abrellbama says: Nov 16, 2012 3:54 PM

    If it’s academic related, then he can’t play because he probably isn’t eligible to play due to failing grades. That’s ashamed that this young man doesn’t care enough about his team to do well in school, because that is part of his job. To make passing grades so you can stay eligible to play.

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