LANSING (WWJ) – “That’s a very dangerous area to get into,” said Michigan Gov. Rick Snyder on Tuesday, when asked to weigh in on a quarterback concussion scandal at the University of Michigan.
It seems to be what everyone in the state is talking about following Monday’s late night statement by U-M athletic director Dave Brandon.
“The governor is an avid, avid fan of the U of M, so it seemed only logical to try to ask him what he thought about all this stuff going on,” reported WWJ Lansing Bureau Chief Tim Skubick.
Roughly 12 hours after embattled Michigan coach Brady Hoke said he’d been given no indication that sophomore athlete Shane Morris had been diagnosed with a concussion after he took a hit to the chin during Saturday’s game, Brandon revealed that Morris did appear to have sustained one.
Snyder remains mum on the topic, saying only:”There’s times that it’s good to be governor of Michigan and not involved in athletics in our state.”
But, he’s certainly not happy with what’s going on with his favorite team… right?
“I’m not gonna get in on that speculation; I’m occupied with being governor of Michigan,” Snyder said. “That’s a very dangerous area to get into. I’m sticking to government… More and better jobs and a future for our kids!”
Snyder holds a BGS, MBA and JD from U-M. He also once served as an adjunct assistant professor of accounting for university.
In 2012, the governor signed legislation aimed at reducing the number of head injuries among young Michigan athletes. The law requires coaches to immediately remove athletes suspected of having concussions from play, and only let them return to the game after getting a health professional’s written approval.