Here’s an update on the animal cruelty allegations against suspended Missouri State quarterback Breck Ruddick.
According to the Springfield News-Leader, Ruddick was ticketed by Springfield Animal Control for animal cruelty and allowing a dog to run at large. In an incident report filed by animal control, it states that Ruddick was dog-sitting for a friend when he broke the dog’s jaw and cracked six teeth. He then let the dog run loose. After the owner, Kaitlyn Riggs, found her 42 pound Australian Shepard, she took him to the vet where the dog required surgery the next day.
Ruddick’s parents are paying for the vet bills. His attorney Adam Woody said in a news release that Ruddick has received frequent death threats and that initial Facebook posts “contained numerous inaccuracies and untruths.” Missouri State’s Office of Student Conduct is investigating. Once their findings are complete, the results will be turned over to the Missouri State athletic department.
Ruddick remains suspended from the team.