COLUMBIA | Redshirt freshman Drew Temple, a running back out of Rockhurst High School, quit the Missouri football team on Saturday.
The departure was confirmed by Tony Temple, Drew’s brother and a 1000-plus-yard rusher at Missouri in his junior and senior seasons.
Tony Temple said part of the reason his brother left MU was because of an altercation he had with a roommate several months ago. But a bigger part of it was uncertainty on playing time next season.
"It’s hard for him to sit," Tony said. "He wants to know he can play."
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Drew Temple received no assurances he would fit into the playing rotation for next season. The Tigers return top two running backs Derrick Washington and De'Vion Moore.
"It’s a lot of things," Tony Temple said. "He needs to decide what he wants to do."