Terrence Phillips is no longer a member of the Mizzou men’s basketball team, a team spokesman confirmed on Tuesday.
On Jan. 26, head coach Cuonzo Martin suspended Phillips indefinitely to due a violation of team policy. The team’s statement went on to say Phillip’s status with the program would depend on campus and department leadership.
On Jan. 28, ABC 17 News independently confirmed the Office of Civil Rights and Title IX was investigating Phillips.
ABC 17 News received an email from an alleged victim saying “the University is proceeding with an investigation against Terrence Phillips.”
The email was originally sent by an investigator in the Title IX office.
On Jan. 31, Phillips spoke out for the first time. Phillips told the Kansas City Star, “There are two sides to every story,” Phillips said. “Some people really want to say ‘Me too’ because apparently it’s the cool thing to do. I have a side. I am cooperating with Mizzou like I was instructed. Unfortunately I can’t say a lot, but at the end of the investigation, I intend to be cleared from the accusations. People who know me know this isn’t me.”
Phillips averaged 2.5 points per game this season. The junior guard played in 20 games for Mizzou this season. In his first two seasons at MU, Phillips started almost every game.