Wednesday , Jul , 18 , 2007 C.Y. Ellis

Missouri dismisses Grimes

Columbia, MO (Sports Network) – University of Missouri senior forward Kalen
Grimes was dismissed from the team on Tuesday.

The action comes after Grimes, who started 24 of Missouri’s 30 games last
season and averaged 7.0 points and 5.6 rebounds, was involved in an
incident in the St. Louis suburb of Florissant on July 7 and subsequently
charged with second-degree felony assault.

“Based upon the information I have gathered, I have decided to dismiss Kalen
from our program,” said Missouri head coach Mike Anderson. “This is an
unfortunate situation and one that I know he regrets, but it is in the best
interest of Kalen and our program to move forward with this decision.”

It has been a tough month for the Tiger men’s hoops squad. The program
implemented a zero-tolerance policy after junior forward DeMarre Carroll was
shot in the ankle during a disturbance outside a nightclub in Columbia on
July 5.

“Although we have dismissed Kalen from our program, we will continue to help
him through this difficult time,” Anderson added.