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.