Terrence Phillips, who was dismissed from the Missouri basketball team in February after being accused of wrongdoing by four women, was “found responsible for intimate partner violence” and “not responsible” for allegations of “sexual misconduct, rape, exploitation, and stalking,” after a university Title IX investigation, he said in a statement Thursday.
The junior guard was suspended indefinitely by the Tigers in January after the allegations against him were made.
He was a two-year starter for Mizzou before coming off the bench last year in coach Cuonzo Martin’s first year in Columbia.
Phillips said he was found responsible for a 2016 claim that he pushed his girlfriend. He said he admitted to pushing her, but that it was in self defense during an encounter at his apartment. He said he was found not responsible of allegations of sexual violence from two other women.
Phillips showed the Kansas City Star documentation of the Title IX investigation findings. The Star also confirmed with another woman, who alleged that Phillips sent her sexually suggestive messages despite being asked to stop, that her complaint was dropped in the investigation.
Phillips posted a lengthy statement regarding the allegations and investigation Thursday on Twitter.