Missouri defensive lineman Marcell Frazier said Tuesday that he is done talking with local media outlets.
Frazier, a senior who broke his arm in spring practice but is expected to play this fall, wrote on Twitter: “I will not be available to any local media this season. I gain nothing from it. I am still an amateur, not binded to do interviews (yet).”
You’ll note that Frazier didn’t say that national media organizations were included in this decision.
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What led Frazier to make the proclamation? It’s impossible to know for sure, but he tweeted a couple of thoughts after Mizzou basketball player Jeremiah Tilmon was issued a summons for underage drinking on Monday.
Frazier wrote: “The writers get such a kick when MU athletes are arrested. Almost as though it’s a chance for them to reinforce their beliefs.”
Two hours later, he wrote: “Teenager with a beer is covered like watergate. Frats spiking drinks, committing assault, and encouraging underage drinking is a non story.”
Frazier, who is from Portland, Ore., made five starts for the Tigers in 2016 and played in 12 games. He had 33 tackles, including 8 1/2 tackles for loss and 7 1/2 sacks