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Mizzou safety, Blue Springs grad indefinitely suspended from football team

Tennessee tight end Ethan Wolf caught a touchdown pass in front of Missouri safety Kaleb Prewett during a game in November.
Tennessee tight end Ethan Wolf caught a touchdown pass in front of Missouri safety Kaleb Prewett during a game in November. The Associated Press

Missouri junior safety Kaleb Prewett has been suspended indefinitely for a violation of team policy, a spokesperson for the football team confirmed Wednesday.

“We will continue to gather additional information and work with campus and department leadership to determine his future in our program,” read a text message from the spokesperson. The team did not disclose the specific reason for the suspension.

One current Mizzou football player told The Star that Prewett’s suspension had not been addressed with the team.

Prewett, who started at free safety this season after playing some at linebacker for the Tigers, transferred to Missouri from Kansas State before the 2016 season. He was eligible to play this past season, when he had 60 total tackles, including four for a loss, and recorded an interception against Tennessee.

A Blue Springs graduate, Prewett played in all 13 games and finished fourth on the team in total tackles.

The Tigers have already lost their other starting safety from this past season, Anthony Sherrils, who exhausted his eligibility.

University of Missouri junior linebacker Kaleb Prewett, a transfer from Kansas State and a Blue Springs graduate, isn't worried about being one of the smaller linebackers in the SEC. "I'll probably be one of the fastest, too," he said.

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