Report: Michigan’s Jim Harbaugh to Be Suspended 4 Games
Michigan head coach Jim Harbaugh and the NCAA are reportedly working on resolution that will likely have him suspended four games this season. The penalties come from alleged false statements he first made to investigators, Yahoo Sports reports.
Michigan’s Jim Harbaugh to Be Suspended
According to Yahoo Sports, the agreement is an “initial version of the negotiated resolution.” It’s not finished yet. Now, the resolution has to be approved by the NCAA Committee on Infractions. The committee is allowed to make any adjustments they deem fit, too. When Yahoo Sports asked the University of Michigan for comment, they did not immediately respond.
“Harbaugh’s impending suspension is centered on an NCAA investigation into recruiting violations committed by he and Wolverines staff members,” Yahoo Sports reports. “The NCAA enforcement staff alleged that Harbaugh was dishonest about the recruiting violations in his initial meeting with investigators. A quick resolution broke down in January after Harbaugh refused to admit that he lied to NCAA staff. The 59-year-old coach has maintained he didn’t recall the events when first speaking with investigators but that he was never purposefully dishonest.”
If this four-game suspension goes through, Harbaugh will miss four home games, as Michigan’s first four matches are all at home. This all comes on the heels of Michigan getting lots of good buzz going into the new season. They finished the last season 13-1. They’re also starting this year in the top five of the preseason rankings. So, Michigan’s Jim Harbaugh to be suspended? Do you think this will hurt the buzz? Reach out to me on socials here and WRIF here and let us know. It’s hard to bring down the momentum and excitement surrounding Michigan football, so I don’t know how much of an impact it will have.