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Dismissed by Mizzou, Torey Boozer tweets he’s SMU-bound

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On the same day he “parted ways” with Missouri, it appears Torey Boozer already has another collegiate destination in mind.

First, the negative: according to Terez Paylor (no relation) of the Kansas City Star, the linebacker has been dismissed from the Tigers football program by head coach Gary Pinkel.  “Undisclosed disciplinary reasons” was all that was said in regards to the dismissal.

Boozer subsequently tweeted that he will be moving on to SMU, although that school has yet to confirm the addition.

Boozer, who exited spring this year No. 3 on the depth chart, was arrested and charged in early October for marijuana possession.  Even as he took a redshirt for his true freshman season, Boozer was “suspended” for one game because of the off-field incident.

A three-star member of Mizzou’s 2012 recruiting class, Boozer was rated as the No. 46 safety in the country.

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6 Responses to “Dismissed by Mizzou, Torey Boozer tweets he’s SMU-bound”
  1. mauldawg says: Jun 18, 2013 7:25 AM

    Why do schools except this type of trouble? I guess some coaches will do what ever it takes to win a ballgame. College sports has lost its goal,now its win at all cost. What a shame.

  2. keiteay says: Jun 18, 2013 8:40 AM

    “College sports has lost its goal,now its win at all cost. What a shame.”

    And you’re surprised that SMU is involved in this, because…?

  3. mauldawg says: Jun 18, 2013 8:45 AM

    Not just SMU, Just that college football seems to not care about the way a person behaves just as long as they can play. To many coaches have sold their souls for a few more wins or maybe the coaches have no pride or self worth in themselves.

  4. thegamecocker says: Jun 18, 2013 9:37 AM


    I agree with your position. Unfortunately when money is on the line, and that is exactly what D-1 athletics has become, academic standards for athletes are compromised to gain wins. The reality is this, wealthy alumni love to boast about their teams accomplishments on the playing field. Frankly, I’m no different because I love to see my alma mater have positive publicity. But this is not what a college education should be about. That is why I respect schools like the U. of Chicago, NYU, and the Ivy League institutions. These have great academic reputations which do not include national athletics.

  5. abrellbama says: Jun 18, 2013 3:26 PM

    I don’t see this as a loss for Mizzou and I don’t understand why SMU would want a player that seems to have off the field issues.

  6. abrellbama says: Jun 18, 2013 3:35 PM

    I have to disagree with this being a win at all costs era. There are only a few schools such as Notre Dame that are of that mode. They have swept several rapes by football players under the carpet and eventually this is going to catch up with them.

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