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Michigan Lineman Graham Glasgow Suspended For First Game Of Season

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TEMPE, AZ - DECEMBER 28:  Offensive lineman Graham Glasgow #61 of the Michigan Wolverines prepares to snap the football during the Buffalo Wild Wings Bowl against the Kansas State Wildcats at Sun Devil Stadium on December 28, 2013 in Tempe, Arizona.  The Wildcats defeated the Wolverines 31-14.  (Photo by Christian Petersen/Getty Images)

TEMPE, AZ – DECEMBER 28: Offensive lineman Graham Glasgow #61 of the Michigan Wolverines prepares to snap the football during the Buffalo Wild Wings Bowl against the Kansas State Wildcats at Sun Devil Stadium on December 28, 2013 in Tempe, Arizona. The Wildcats defeated the Wolverines 31-14. (Photo by Christian Petersen/Getty Images)

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By Ashley Dunkak
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CBS DETROIT – Michigan announced Thursday that head football coach Brady Hoke has suspended starting offensive lineman Graham Glasgow for “violating team expectations.”

Ann Arbor police say Glasgow’s name is on an open criminal complaint; no charges have been filed, they said.

Glasgow started 13 games for the Wolverines last season, nine at center and four at left guard. As punishment for whatever violation he committed, Glasgow will miss a portion of spring football and the season opener against Appalachian State.

“Each of our young men understands the standard we expect of them,” Hoke stated in a press release. “It’s one that represents this great program and university, as well as their family and teammates. When their actions don’t reflect that standard, it’s very disappointing, and we must hold them accountable for their decision while helping them learn a valuable life lesson.”

This follows the late February announcement that the feds are investigating U-M’s handling of an alleged 2009 sexual assault on a fellow student by former kicker Brendan Gibbons. Gibbons played on the team for years until missing the last two games of his senior season in 2013. He missed the final regular season game against Ohio State and the bowl game against Kansas State, ostensibly due to an injury and a family matter, respectively. Gibbons was expelled by the university in late December, but the school’s delay in punishing Gibbons is reportedly at the center of the federal investigation.

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