Riders’ Chris Jones attends pro day for Saskatchewan neg list QB

Riders vice president of football operations, general manager and head coach Chris Jones attended the pro day of former University of Missouri and Eastern Kentucky quarterback Maty Mauk on Monday.

The 23-year-old pivot was added to the Riders’ negotiation list on April 18, 2016.

Mauk started 22 games over three seasons at Missouri earning a 17-5 record. He took over the starting job in 2014 after current Eskimos quarterback James Franklin completed his senior season in 2013. As a Tiger the Kenton, OH native threw for 4,373 yards, 42 touchdowns and 19 interceptions with a 52.1 completion rate. He rushed 185 times for 737 yards and four touchdowns on the ground.

But in January 2016, Mauk was dismissed from Missouri for violating teams rules after a video of him snorting “a white substance” was posted to social media. A teammate claimed the video was several years old and Mauk posted a letter on his Twitter feed.

Mauk transferred to Eastern Kentucky where he played in two games, throwing for 303 yards one touchdown and two interceptions with a 53.8 completion rate last year.

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