A disappointing 2016 season on the field for Missouri has bled into the Tigers’ early start to the 2017 offseason.
Missouri’s Keyon Dilosa was arrested early Wednesday morning on suspicion of third-degree domestic assault following an incident outside of a Columbia bar. The St. Louis Post-Dispatch reports that “[a] witness told police that Dilosa and the alleged victim were in a verbal argument and Dilosa struck the victim one time in the face with a closed fist.”
Dilosa, who had to be physically restrained by bystanders until police arrived, and the female had been involved in what was described as “an intimate relationship.”
While Dilosa has not been formally charged, the sophomore wide receiver has been indefinitely suspended from the football program.
“We are aware of the situation and addressing it internally,” a portion of a statement from the school said, which added that the program is looking “to learn more” about the incident.
Dilosa was a three-star member of the Tigers’ 2014 recruiting class. After catching 11 passes for 86 yards as a redshirt freshman in 2015, Dilosa caught two passes for seven yards — all of those coming the first two games — this season.
The Tigers will be at home for the postseason for the second consecutive year, the first time that’s happened since the program went bowl-less in every year from 1999-2002. Barry Odom‘s 4-8 record is the worst first season for a Mizzou head coach since Larry Smith went 3-8-1 in 1994. Gary Pinkel, Odom’s predecessor, went 4-7 in his first season with the Tigers in 2001.