Missouri senior forward Tony Criswell will not join the team in Atlanta this week for the Southeastern Conference Tournament, Tigers coach Frank Haith said.

“He’s got some things he’s got to take care of back in Columbia,” said Haith, who declined to elaborate.

According to court documents, the Boone County Court Associate Circuit Division ruled last Thursday that Criswell owed $2,717.57 in unpaid rent, plus an additional $823 in attorney fees and court costs.

The property he was renting on Old Highway 63 South was awarded to the owner and plaintiff, EdR, the company that manages The Reserve at Columbia, a student apartment complex.The petition was first filed in November.

Criswell, who came to MU before last season from Independence, Kan., Community College, has been in and out of trouble all season. He has already been suspended twice for undisclosed team violations, for the first two games of the regular season and Mizzou’s Jan. 11 game at Auburn.

The 6-foot-9 reserve hasn’t been much of a factor for the Tigers off the bench, averaging just 3.9 points and 3.4 rebounds per game in 13 minutes. He’d recently been passed over in the rotation by backup forwards Torren Jones and Keanau Post and played less than 10 minutes in four of MU’s last six games, including three scoreless minutes in Saturday’s loss at Tennessee.