This could very well close the book on Nate Howard’s time at Missouri, at least for the foreseeable future.
According to the St. Louis Post-Dispatch‘s Dave Matter, Howard (pictured, No. 88) has been arrested on an out-of-county warrant related to his failure to appear on a speeding ticket. This marks the defensive lineman’s second arrest in two months as he was charged in June with possession of a controlled substance, possession of marijuana and no vehicle registration. The controlled substance charge is a felony.
Howard had been indefinitely suspended following that arrest; the school has yet to address this latest off-field incident.
Suspended Missouri DE Nate Howard arrested again by UMPD for out of county warrant for failing to appear for speeding ticket.
— Dave Matter (@Dave_Matter) August 15, 2017
Howard has a hearing on the first arrest scheduled for Aug. 24.
A three-star member of the Tigers’ 2015 recruiting class, Howard was rated as the No. 7 player at any position in the state of Missouri. He played in 11 games as a true freshman, recording 12 tackles and two tackles for loss.
While his playing time dipped to four games last year, he exited spring practice this year in line to claim a starting job this season. However, he’s currently not listed on Mizzou’s roster as the program awaits resolution of the felony case.