Monday, August 8, 2011

Michigan announces player suspensions

Michigan has suspended sophomore punter Will Hagerup for the first four games, and junior receiver Terrance Robinson for one game, at the start of the 2011 Wolverine football season.

Hagerup will miss the opener against Western Michigan on September 3rd, then games against Notre Dame(Sept.10th), Eastern Michigan(Sept.17th), and San Diego State(Sept.24th.)

Robinson will miss the home opener against the Broncos along with Hagerup.

It was also announced that Senior wide receiver Darryl Stonum would be red shirted for the 2011 season.

Stonum had been suspended indefinitely after being arrested for impaired driving.

In June Stonum was given two years probation.

The red shirt is a blow to the Wolverine receiving core, as Stonum was assured to be a starter at wide receiver, a sure handed pass catcher for QB Denard Robinson to throw to.

Head football coach Brady Hoke told reporters that...

"While it would be great to have Darryl on the field this season, we feel it is in his best interest and the best interest of our program for him to redshirt."  "Darryl will continue to be an important part of our team and family. He has done everything we have asked him to do, but our number one priority is to help Darryl grow as a person."(Detroit News/Angeligue Chengelis)

Since becoming the Michigan coach, Brady Hoke has made it know, through his actions, that nothing short of perfection on and off the field will be tolerated at Michigan, and players aren't willing to toe the straight line will be punished for their transgressions.

Michigan will open the 2011 football season on September 3rd against Western Michigan at Michigan Stadium.

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