Mizzou Head Basketball Coach Mike Anderson dismissed senior guard Stefhon Hannah from the program for the violation of team rules.
Since Hannah went back to Chicago after having surgery on his broken jaw, he’s been missing classes and that’s what basically did him in. Anderson has told Hannah he can remain on scholarship to continue working toward his degree. There’s no word yet if Hannah will take Anderson up on his offer. Hannah missed 11 days of classes.
"Young people make mistakes, it is part of the maturation process as a youth, but when we came to Missouri, we promised the parents, our administration and our fans that we would help turn these boys into men by the time they left our program. Part of becoming a young man is accepting the consequences of your actions, not compounding them. We will continue to support Stefhon through this difficult time and his health continues to be our primary concern. We certainly hope he decides to remain in school to work towards his degree. Stefhon will always have a family here at Missouri and we look forward to watching him grow throughout his life."
The Boone County Prosecutor’s office has until March 3rd, before deciding if charges will be filed against Hannah and/or Jason Horton. Both were arrested on suspicion of third degree assault.
The question I have for you is, coach Anderson says he has a zero tolerance policy for breaking team rules. In your opinion does suspending Jason Horton for just two games constitute zero tolerance? Does dismissing Stefhon Hannah set any sort of example for the rest of this team? The reality of the situation is Hannah was probably not going to play the rest of the year anyway. Would it have had more of an impact on not just these student-athletes, but others in the future had Hannah and Horton been kicked off the team as soon as they were arrested?