Travis Garvin is now a former Missouri receiver after being dismissed from the team by coach Larry Smith. Garvin was suspended for the Tigers’ opening game this year after failing a drug test. Smith says, at that time he told Garvin he must attend all classes and tutoring sessions, and not miss any practices or meetings. After Garvin suffered a knee injury and had an MRI, Smith says the coaches didn’t see or hear from Garvin for four days. Smith says the MRI showed Garvin had a sprained knee. Garvin disputes that, saying he was told he had a torn ligament, and says Smith asked him to play anyway because the team needed him. Smith denies that. Garvin is the sixth player Missouri has lost this year, four to injury, and one, defensive back John McPherson, after he was arrested with 100 pounds of marijuana in the trunk of his car.