Mizzou forward Zach Price dismissed from basketball team

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COLUMBIA, Mo. — More than a week after he was arrested and jailed twice in one day, Missouri basketball junior forward Zach Price was dismissed from the team Thursday by Head Coach Frank Haith.

The dismissal comes one day after it was revealed a former teammate filed for an order of protection against Price. Price had been suspended indefinitely from the team since April 3, the same day he was twice arrested on suspicion of domestic assault and assault.

Former Missouri guard Earnest Ross filed for an order of protection against Price on April 2, stating that Price had been stalking him and “caused or attempted to cause me physical harm” by ramming Ross’ car at Rock Bridge Elementary School in Columbia.

“Last week’s situation was unacceptable and after a review, I have decided that Zach will no longer be a part of our program,” said Haith. “The off the court incidents involving our program over the past few months will not be tolerated. Our program represents the entire university and needs to be an asset. That’s my responsibility as our head coach and at Mizzou and we’ll get it fixed.”

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