Michigan WR Darryl Stonum Suspended Indefinitely
ANN ARBOR, Mich. — Michigan receiver Darryl Stonum has been suspended indefinitely.
“Darryl made a poor decision that is unacceptable and won’t be tolerated,” coach Brady Hoke said in a statement Saturday. “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.
A Texas native, Darryl Stonum is expected to be one of Michigan’s top wideouts this fall.
“We will provide the appropriate support and counseling in order for him to learn and grow from this mistake.”
Hoke didn’t say what Stonum did to get suspended or how he would be disciplined other than being suspended indefinitely from 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,” Hoke said.
Stonum started 12 games as a junior last season for coach Rich Rodriguez and ranked second on the team in receptions and yards receiving. He has 76 career receptions for 1,008 yards and six touchdowns.
When Stonum was a freshman in the fall of 2008, he was charged with operating a vehicle while intoxicated and driving with a suspended license. Rodriguez sat him out for one game and didn’t start him in the next game.
Stonum was sentenced in April 2009 to a year of probation for driving while impaired. He ended up in the Washtenaw County jail from June 4-7 last year because he didn’t provide random preliminary breath tests, failed to complete a 10-day work program and didn’t report to his probation officer.
“It’s a dark moment in my life,” Stonum said last year. “I want to get rid of it, get past it and look ahead to the future.”
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