ANN ARBOR, Mich. (AP) — With multiple charges and hearing scheduled, the Michigan football program excuses seldom used running back.

 

ANN ARBOR, MI – SEPTEMBER 15: O’Maury Samuels #23 of the Michigan Wolverines battles for yards while being tackled by Rodney Clemons #8 of the Southern Methodist Mustangs during the fourth quarter on September 15, 2018 at Michigan Stadium in Ann Arbor, Michigan. Michigan won the game 45-20.(Photo by Gregory Shamus/Getty Images)

 

Michigan dismissed running back O’Maury Samuels from its football program on the same day he was arraigned on two charges, including one for domestic violence.

 

ANN ARBOR, MI – NOVEMBER 04: The Michigan Wolverines players celebrate winning the LITTLE BROWN JUG with fans after defeating the Minnesota Golden Gophers 33-10 after a college football game at Michigan Stadium on November 4, 2017 in Ann Arbor, Michigan. (Photo by Dave Reginek/Getty Images)

 

The school did not say why the move was made Wednesday, when Samuels was charged with domestic violence and malicious destruction of personal property. The date of the alleged offenses was Dec. 8 and Samuels is scheduled for a hearing on Dec. 27 in Ann Arbor District Court.

 

ANN ARBOR, MI – NOVEMBER 03: Michigan Wolverines Head football coach Jim Harbaugh watches the pregame warms ups prior to the start of the game against the Penn State Nittany Lions at Michigan Stadium on November 3, 2018 in Ann Arbor, Michigan. (Photo by Leon Halip/Getty Images)

The sophomore finished the season with 13 rushing attempts for 66 yards. He did not run the ball for the eighth-ranked Wolverines after Oct. 13, when he had one carry for 3 yards in a win over Wisconsin.

An email seeking comment was sent to Samuels.

 

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