Missouri back-up point guard Terrence Phillips is at the center of a Title IX investigation following his suspension from the Missouri basketball team according to Ashley Jost of the St. Louis Post-Dispatch.
The Missouri basketball team suspended Phillips Friday for a violation of team rules, but did not specify on the reasoning.
“Phillips’ future status with the program will be determined in coordination with campus and department leadership,” the team said in a statement.
Phillips, a junior, hasn’t played a huge role for the team this year after losing his starting spot to Jordan Geist and Kassius Robertson.
I’ve made my tweets public so people can hear this message loud & clear: I stand with each and every woman who has been hurt &/or violated by Terrence Phillips. I was lucky in my case. That’s how I knew I couldn’t keep quiet. If you need someone to listen, I’m here. #TimesUp https://t.co/zwOWo2prZK
— abby (@sunwallflower_) January 28, 2018
The Tigers, who already lost both Blake Harris and redshirt freshman C.J. Roberts to transfer will now likely be without Phillips for the remainder of the season.
After bringing in a promising recruiting class, Missouri has taken a turn for the worse, struggling in conference play and dropping five of their eight games to start conference play.
At least one women has come out on Twitter and explained her story involving the junior guard.