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Michigan suspends Darryl Stonum

Posted on: May 7, 2011 3:34 pm
Edited on: May 8, 2011 11:41 am
 

Posted by Tom Fornelli

Michigan head coach Brady Hoke announced on Saturday that the team had suspended wide receiver Darryl Stonum indefinitely. However, in the school's official release, there was no reason given for Stonum's suspension.

“Darryl made a poor decision that is unacceptable and won’t be tolerated," said Hoke in the release. "He will be disciplined for behavior that is unbecoming of a Michigan football player. This is a serious situation, we are disappointed and any athletic department discipline will be handled internally. We will provide the appropriate support and counseling in order for him to learn and grow from this mistake. Darryl has been suspended indefinitely from all team activities. If he fulfills all of the commitments he has to the legal system and our program, we will make a determination regarding his return to the team.”

Exactly what the behavior is that led to the suspension isn't clear. According to the Detroit Free Press, an inquiry into the Ann Arbor Police Department showed no arrest of Stonum on Saturday. Though Stonum has had his run-ins with the law during his time at Michigan. During his freshman season Stonum was arrested for operating a vehicle while intoxicated, and did so on a suspended license to boot. He was suspended by Rich Rodriguez for a game following the arrest.

After being sentenced to probation following the arrest in 2009, Stonum violated his probation a few times. He missed multiple court dates and skipped random alcohol testing that was mandatory. All of which led to Stonum spending three days in jail in June of last year. Stonum did not have to serve any additonal punishment from Michigan thanks to his jail time, which Rich Rodriguez felt was punishment enough.

Stonum had 49 catches for 633 yards and 4 touchdowns for the Wolverines in 2010.

UPDATE: It was another DUI arrest that resulted in Stonum's suspension.

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Since: Oct 7, 2011
Posted on: October 19, 2011 2:31 am
 

Michigan suspends Darryl Stonum

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Since: Nov 24, 2007
Posted on: May 8, 2011 9:53 am
 

Michigan suspends Darryl Stonum

Its going to be an interesting race.  Micheal Floyd at ND and Darryl Stonum at UofM.  Two bone-head thugs who think they are far greater than they actually are.  Both have acted like witless thugs and have disgraced their programs.  Both are repeat offenders and alcoholics.  Both will have to contend with the legal system and with disciplinary issues from their programs.  Will either of them clear the hurdles and go from thug to blue chip players??  Or, will they both end up dismissed/kicked out of school and go someone else and trash-talk like idiots, "I oughta...", "I used to.....", "Man, dats some BS, know wat I saying???"

As far as I'm concerned, as a UofM fan, Mr. Stonum is a Mr. No-name.  I'd take the scholly back today.



Since: Oct 8, 2010
Posted on: May 7, 2011 5:53 pm
 

Michigan suspends Darryl Stonum

Stonum has had more than enough chances. He is a disgrace to the M uniform. Pack his bags, give him a bus ticket and send him on his way.



Since: Aug 28, 2007
Posted on: May 7, 2011 3:51 pm
 

Michigan suspends Darryl Stonum

Nice job, Brady, glad to see there is one coach out there that makes players suffer consequences for this actions.  Hopefully this punk will learn from it but I'm not holding my breath based on his track record.


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