Saturday, we learned that Michigan had indefinitely suspended wide receiver Darryl Stonum due to some type of “legal issue”.
Sunday brings word that the senior apparently didn’t learn from a previous “legal issue”.
According to the Detroit Free Press, the Wolverines’ second-leading receiver in 2010 was arrested and charged — again — with a drunk-driving offense very early Saturday morning. A university police spokesperson said Stonum was pulled over at 2:25 a.m. yesterday, although the reason for the traffic stop is not known at this time.
As noted previously, this is Stonum’s second alcohol-related arrest since coming to Ann Arbor; on Labor Day weekend in 2008, Stonum was arrested and charged with DUI.
The Free Press reports that, between May of 2009 and June of 2010, Stonum violated the terms of his probation multiple times for missing court dates and failing to submit to random alcohol testing. As a result, he was sentenced to three days in jail in June of last year.
Stonum was suspended by then-head coach Rich Rodriguez for one game following his first arrest. It remains to be seen whether the second arrest for the same offense will result in any missed games this time around.
(Tip O’ the Cap: Shot of Ginn)
Today one of college football’s biggest rivalry games will be shown to DISH customers in Austin, Dallas, Fort Worth and seven other regions in Texas. The reason? Television contract disputes between Tegna and DISH.
Tegna is the largest independent owner of NBC and CBS affiliates in the country, including NBC affiliates in Denver, Washington D.C., Atlanta and Phoenix. The company is in a continued dispute with DISH related to fee disputes, per Variety.
“Our position has been simple: The same fundamental terms that allowed us to reach deals with distributors nationwide should serve as the basis for our deal with Dish,” a statement from Tegna said. “Rather than accepting that fair, market-based approach, Dish has refused to reach an agreement and once again is preventing its customers from accessing valued channels, even as customers continue to pay for that content.”
Now the dispute carries a concern for some fans wanting to watch Oklahoma and Texas this afternoon.
This should go over well, although there may be some Texas fans who may not want to witness what happens to the Longhorns anyway.
Heading into what could be his final game as head coach of the Maryland Terrapins, Randy Edsall will reportedly go with Perry Hills as his starting quarterback.
Hills, a junior, got the start for the first two games of the season but the leash was short. Edsall made a change to Caleb Rowe following a loss at home to Bowling Green. Hills has completed 52.9 percent of his passes for 306 yards and four touchdowns with two interceptions. Rowe has been a disaster at the position, completing just 44.0 percent of his attempts for 428 yards, four touchdowns and an astounding 12 interceptions in five games. Daxx Garman has struggled as well with a completion percentage of just 33.0.
Maryland take son No. 1 Ohio State this afternoon in Columbus.