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Second Michigan player on the wrong side of the law

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As it turns out, this hasn’t been a real good month for the Michigan Wolverines on the legal front.

On Monday it was announced that running back Fitz Toussaint is indefinitely suspended following a drunk-driving arrest over the weekend.  A few hours later, it’s being reported that another UM player found his own off-field issue last month.

According to the Detroit Free Press, defensive end Frank Clark was arraigned June 20 on a charge of second-degree home invasion.  The charge was the result of an incident June 14 — which was the player’s birthday, incidentally — with initial reports indicating that he’s been accused of stealing a MacBook Air from a dorm room.

At the moment, the charge Clark is facing is a felony.

As with Toussaint, Clark has been suspended indefinitely.  Also as with his teammate, the lineman was the subject of a statement from his head coach.

“We are aware of the case regarding football student-athlete Frank Clark,” Brady Hoke said. “This is a serious accusation and we will follow the lead of the judicial system. Frank was and will continue to be suspended pending the outcome of the investigation.”

Last season, Clark played in 12 games.  As pictured in the photo above right, he intercepted a pass in Michigan’s Sugar Bowl win over Virginia Tech earlier this year.

He was in line to win a starting job in summer camp, which commences early next month.

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16 Responses to “Second Michigan player on the wrong side of the law”
  1. bertenheim says: Jul 23, 2012 8:40 PM

    Good response by Hoke (so far).

  2. clevelandschronic2 says: Jul 23, 2012 8:51 PM

    Hoke the joke. Poor Bitchigan seems like a trend has started with players getting arrested under chokes watch.all u bitchigan Hippocrates always talk shit bout urban. But seems hes taken a wayy tougher stance on arrests than mr choke has.

  3. general74 says: Jul 23, 2012 10:15 PM

    Good Response by Hoke are you serious? The kid commited a fellony he should be kicked off the team like Storm Kline for the Buckeyes. These kids need to learn that just because they are athletes they are not above the law and when they commit crimes like this they need to be sent packing.

  4. dbldmr says: Jul 23, 2012 10:18 PM

    I think you meant hypocrites unless you’re talking about the doctor’s oath…but Hippocrates is funny there.

  5. latchbeam says: Jul 23, 2012 10:25 PM

    Good to see Hoke continuing where RichRod left off… apparently felonies still aren’t a big deal at Michigan.

  6. jburrell4 says: Jul 23, 2012 10:39 PM

    Yeah! Kick him off the team! After all, he’s been convicted in the court of NBC sports talk! Urban’s teams never had these issues… Wait….

  7. scoregasmic says: Jul 23, 2012 11:03 PM

    Little sister makin bad choices GO GREEN!

  8. ndnut says: Jul 23, 2012 11:22 PM

    Innocent until proven guilty.

  9. polegojim says: Jul 24, 2012 12:17 AM

    “Suspended until all facts are in…”

    @general, cleveland, and latch – you see – that’s how it’s supposed to be done – isolate but not alienate until things are clear.

    If found guilty – guaranteed, he’s gone… and without packing.

  10. clevelandschronic2 says: Jul 24, 2012 2:42 AM

    Hey db, ya my bad commented from my phone autocorrect typed it that way n i ran with it. next time i ‘ll proof read

  11. stuartscottsgooglyeye says: Jul 24, 2012 8:03 AM

    The Detroit Lions think this is unacceptable.

  12. dkhhuey says: Jul 24, 2012 8:56 AM

    Much different than Storm Klein’s situation. Urban laid down the law of what will get you immediately kicked off the team and one of them was domestic violence – hence the immediate boot off the team. No ifs, ands, or butts!

    In the case of these guys – Hoke has taken the appropriate initial response. Let it play out in the courts and then lay out the final punishment.

  13. allmyteamsareterrible says: Jul 24, 2012 9:33 AM

    Can’t wait to see Michigan get smashed by ‘Bama in the opener…

  14. polegojim says: Jul 24, 2012 12:11 PM

    @allmy – please refer back to your screen name! ; ) It explains the hate.

  15. bamarph says: Jul 24, 2012 8:38 PM

    Is Frank Clark related to Cam Newton, seems they both have a preference toward laptops? If he plays his cards right he might even get $180K and an offer to play for AUbrun Teegers.

  16. bluemaizen says: Jul 25, 2012 2:20 PM

    Deep breath, all you Wolverine haters. Individuals will always let organizations (teams) down, but it is how the leadership (coaching staff) responds to these disappointments that define the character, integrity and culture that they represent. Brady said he will follow the lead of law enforcement and determine how to proceed once he has their conclusions to work from. Measured and fair. If these Rich-Rod recruits are revealed to be lacking in Michigan Man DNA, they won’t be wearing Maize and Blue. So, relax, Buckeye “nation”. Don’t get all worked up over the misery on your doorstep. Can’t stop it. Your decade of ill-won, despicable, cheating “dominance” is over. See ya in November. Bring your autographed Terrell Pryor jerseys to the game to cry into.

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