Reserve defensive end dismissed

John Stull was arrested on suspicion of possession of a controlled substance.

John Stull, reserve defensive end for the MU football team, has been dismissed from the team after he was arrested on suspicion of possession of a controlled substance early Thursday morning.

Stull has been charged with a Class C Felony. The penalties for a Class C Felony can include up to seven years in prison and up to a $5,000 fine, Sgt. Ken Hammond of the Columbia Police Department said.

"Stull has been dismissed from the team," MU athletics spokesman Chad Moller said. "Felony charges mean an automatic dismissal."

Moller said cases are reviewed on an individual basis and each coach does what he or she feels is best for the team.

According to Missouri court documents, Stull was charged with disturbing the peace in 2006. Stull received jail time but received a suspended execution of his sentence and was placed on unsupervised probation for two years.

There are no other football players facing dismissal at this time, Moller said.

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